Police receive "inconsiderate and dangerous" parking complaints at North Leeds beauty hotspots

West Yorkshire Police has received a number of "dangerous and inconsiderate" parking complaints at beauty hotspots in North Leeds.

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 12:15 pm
Complaints of inconsiderate parking near Harewood, Leeds (photo: West Yorkshire Police)

The complaints were made about those who have been parking on Wike Lane, Harewood and around the Harewood Estate.

The West Yorkshire Police - Leeds North East team have in response pleaded for considerate parking and said that they "understand in these difficult times exercise is important".

They have issued tickets and will be patrolling the area.

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(photo: West Yorkshire Police)

A post on their Facebook page said: "We've had complaints of inconsiderate and dangerous parking on Wike Lane, Harewood and around the Harewood Estate.

"We understand in these difficult times exercise is important but we would ask for considerate parking please.

"We have issued tickets and will be patrolling the area."

It comes after police have also received complaints about inconsiderate parking at St Aiden's nature reserve in Allerton Bywater, Leeds.

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference on Monday, Mr Hancock was pressed on whether people should exercise seven miles from their home which was thought to be a reference to reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson cycled in east London at the weekend.

The Health Secretary said: “Yes, you can go and exercise in the park with one other person, but only one other person.

“And we have been seeing large groups and that is not acceptable. And you should be two metres apart from the other person.

“If there are too many people breaking this rule then we are going to have to look at it.

“But, I don’t want to do that because, for many people being able to go for a walk with a friend, that often is their only social contact.

“It is okay to go for a walk with one other person around a park, but you should stay two metres apart from that other person.

“And, likewise, it is okay, if you went for a long walk and ended up seven miles away from home, that is okay.

“But, you should stay local, you should not go from one side of a country to another, potentially taking the virus with you.”