IT is getting beyond a joke the way visitors to St Michael and All Angels’ Church in Howe Bridge are using Old Manor Park opposite the church as their personal car park.

Many times residents have struggled to get out of there onto the main road due to people parking senselessly because they are late for the wedding/christening they are going to.

I have contacted Wigan Council, who said it wasn’t its issue.

The grounds are maintained to a high standard only for these people to drive all over it so they can park up.

I wish people would have more thought for others.

Old Manor Park resident