ProBlEm pArkErs ArE on notiCE to movE
New scheme to tackle anti-social parking in Peterborough
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.
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Toni Cray with one of the parking notices