The police traffic management response at Formby on the first of the 2021 summer bank holiday weekends, has been welcomed by a senior local Conservative councillor and residents.
Officers on horseback, complemented by others on quadbikes and in patrol vehicles, ensured that car parking capacity was monitored and surplus traffic kept moving to avoid gridlock.
The four-day Easter holiday programme follows widespread public concern after long-term chaos caused by visitor vehicles, which reached an all-time high last year.
Harington Ward Conservative councillor, Denise Dutton, said:
“The police action is most welcome and timely. “It is being extremely well managed and the atmosphere is friendly and not at all confrontational.”
One resident in Larkhill Lane commented: “Our Conservative councillors have done more than any other group to try and ensure that there is not a repeat of last summer’s traffic gridlock nightmare.
“This is an encouraging start to the new summer season.”