Clamp down on park­ing in Wis­bech

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

PO­LICE cars, fire en­gines and am­bu­lances are be­ing im­peded by in­con­sid­er­ate driv­ers who are park­ing il­le­gally in Wis­bech.

Po­lice have vowed to clamp down on driv­ers caus­ing ob­struc­tions when they park, who they say are “con­sis­tenly caus­ing prob­lems” for other road users, in­clud­ing the emer­gency ser­vices.

Two of­fi­cers who have re­cently started work­ing in Wis­bech, Pc Adam Pearce and Pc Dave Stevens, said they will be pa­trolling the town cen­tre with Pcsos, is­su­ing £30 fixed penalty notices to any driv­ers com­mit­ting an of­fence.

Pc Pearce said the ac­tions of these driv­ers could be putting peo­ple’s lives at risk, with fire en­gines par­tic­u­larly suf­fer­ing from in­con­sid­er­ate park­ing.

He said: “On a num­ber of oc­ca­sions over the past few weeks fire en­gines have been un­able to get close to ad­dresses in the Mar­ket Place due to other ve­hi­cles block­ing the road.

“The fire ser­vice have been con­duct­ing safety checks of var­i­ous build­ings but this kind of ir­re­spon­si­ble park­ing could lead to a tragedy in the case of an emer­gency.

“We will also be tar­get­ing other ar­eas in­clud­ing Hill Street, Black­fri­ars Road and the area around the Bingo Hall.

“If you are ar­mong the ma­jor­ity of law abid­ing mo­torists then you have noth­ing to worry about. If not, you could be re­ceiv­ing a fixed penalty no­tice.”

Of­fi­cers are urg­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic who spot ve­hi­cles parked il­le­gally or caus­ing a dan­ger­ous ob­struc­tion to pass the in­for­ma­tion on to them, ei­ther on the beat or by call­ing Wis­bech Po­lice Sta­tion on 0345 456 4564.

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