POLICE have carried out a traffic enforcement operation on the notorious A635 Holmfirth Road above Dovestone Reservoir in the wake of widespread anger from local residents over increasing chaos in the area caused by irresponsible parking by motorists.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police's Neighbourhood Team yesterday (Wednesday, May 28) moved to issue a raft of tickets after multiple calls from the local community over parking on the approach to some of the blind bends.

An arrival officers issued a number of tickets to vehicles with some of them completely blocking half of the road causing passing vehicles to go completely into the opposite side and into on coming traffic.

A spokesperson said: “We will continue to enforce parking issues on the Holmfirth Road and ask that the following message is shared far and wide.

“The A635 Holmfirth Road is governed by white lines in various forms from single solid lines to double white lines on the bends. Any vehicle parked in contravention of the road markings will be subject of a fine with photographic evidence to support.“

Police added: “Please do not park along Holmfirth Road except in the designated laybys and car parks. We will robustly enforce traffic law at that location and will continue to work with partners and the local community in minimising the chances of a serious accident.”

The police action followed scenes of chaos on Bank Holiday Monday when hordes of visitors blocked local roads.