'People were parking their cars in the street without a care for residents. There were no cones or anything.'

Another resident said people were 'effectively prisoners in their own homes' as a result of the bad parking.

Worshippers arrived and left at staggered times throughout the event and Sunday morning saw the biggest attendance with more than 10,000 participating in prayers.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Sayyed Osman, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s director of adult services, prevention and strategic commissioning, said the council highlighted concerns during the event planning stage to the organisers.

He said: 'We were disappointed that some visitors to the event parked in streets and not in the designated parking areas.'

'We understand from speaking to police that they received numerous complaints.'

'Clearly there are learning points for the future that will be addressed.'

Author's comment: It is typical for this sort of event to generate numerous problems for local residents, which are left largely unaddressed by organisers. The same problems occur around local mosques at prayer times, and are one of the reasons that Gavin Boby, 'the Mosque-Buster' enjoys so much success with his role in having planning permission refused for mosques.