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New scheme to tackle anti-so­cial park­ing in Peter­bor­ough

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twot­ter: @PTstephenB 01733 588734

A new scheme to pre­vent anti-so­cial and prob­lem park­ing in Peter­bor­ough has been launched by the Neigh­bour­hood Watch. The new No­tice Scheme sees the or­gan­i­sa­tion work with Cam­bridgeshire po­lice and the Safer Peter­bor­ough part­ner­ship, and will see a no­tice left on ve­hi­cles to high­light to own­ers any car deemed to be per­sis­tently parked in an in­con­sid­er­ate, un­safe or an­ti­so­cial way - such as block­ing en­trance ways or garages.

Th­eschemewil­l­be­tri­alled for three months by the 304 Neigh­bour­hoodWatch­groups across the city.

The driver may be spo­ken to or a re­quest no­tice left for the­mon­theirve­hi­clerequest­ing them not to park in­ap­pro­pri­ately,

The no­tice makes it clear it is not a penalty charge - but warns­mo­torists there maybe fur­ther ac­tion iff they con­tinue to park in the same place.

De­tails of the ve­hi­cle will be passed to the city coun­cil’s preven­tion and en­force­ment ser­vice, which brings to­gether col­leagues from the coun­cil, po­lice and fire, which may take fur­ther ac­tion.

Neigh­bour­hood Watch schemes will as a mat­ter of course re­port anti-so­cial be­hav­iour, sus­pi­cious­be­haviour and phone or email the Safer Peter­bor­ough part­ner­ship on a rou­tine ba­sis.

Therequest­no­ticescheme is an ex­ten­sion of this rou­tine re­port­ing by Watch group mem­bers.

Alan Paul, chair­man of Peter­bor­ough Neigh­bour­hood Watch, said the scheme will do away with hav­ing to use a torn off scrap of pa­per left on acarask­ingthedriverto move due to block­ing an ac­cess.

Mr Paul said; “This is a great idea for my mem­bers to help ed­u­cate driv­ers and keep Peter­bor­ough streets safer through aware­ness and re­minders.”

Toni Cray, area co­or­di­na­toratCardea’sNeigh­bour­hood Watch branch said: “Many of my mem­bers will find this help­ful be­cause cars of­ten block oth­ers in or out at Cardea.”

Gary Goose, head of com­mu­nity ser­vices for the Safer Peter­bor­ough part­ner­ship, wel­comed the ini­tia­tive.

He said: “In­con­sid­er­ate or un­safe park­ing is anis­sue that an­noys­man­y­ofour­res­i­dents, es­pe­cially whenit means­they can’t ac­cess their own drive­way or a pave­ment is blocked andthere­fore they have to use the road to nav­i­gate a pushchair or wheel­chair.

“We have a duty to make sure mo­torists park re­spon­si­bly in the city and these park­ing re­quest no­tices are a po­lite way of ask­ing driv­ers to be more con­sid­er­ate in the waythey­park, with­outin­volv­ing penalty charges.

you spot some bad park­ing, email us a pic­ture to news@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day. co.uk

Toni Cray with one of the park­ing no­tices

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