East Leeds: Commuter parking will be checked

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streets near to Crossgates Railway Station are still being monitored in a bid to stop commuters from parking for free.

In January people living near the station celebrated victory after a residents’ only parking permits were introduced on certain streets.

People living nearby say they have been blighted for years by rail passengers dumping their cars, often parking them ‘dangerously’ on verges and blocking driveways.

Parkers would cut through a ginnel to take a short cut to the station, many leaving their cars as early as 7am for as long as 10 hours.

Local ward councillors say they are working with Leeds City Council to ensure the problem does not expand elsewhere.

Resident Jenny Holdsworth previously told the YEP: ”I’ve confronted people outside about the parking and they are often rude or aggressive. There are car parks nearby but people don’t want to pay.”

Kevin Hollinrake MP for Thirsk and Malton Picture: Anna Gowthorpe

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