Parking is putting lives 999 emergency crews
such as thoughtless parking by some motorists, which can be compounded at night.
“Inconsiderate parking is a continuing issue that we work with the various enforcing authorities on.
“The problem is not just in Peterborough, but in many places across the county. Wisbech in particular is an area where our crews have worked with the police in the town to highlight the problem and speak with residents there. In some cases the police issued fines.”
The spokesman said problem areas in the city included narrow Gladstone Street and Cromwell Road, where the nine foot wide engines struggled to negotiate the streets and get to fires.
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust said badly parked cars could cost paramedics crucial seconds.
He said: “We always appreciate motorists giving the best access possible to our vehicles because every minute counts in an emergency and we would ask the public to park with consideration.
“Considerate parking includes thinking about blind spots for on-coming vehicles, ensuring an ambulance is able to travel through the road without problems, and helping crews park very close to the address we’re called to.”
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “Emergency services provide an essential service for the public to keep people safe from harm, therefore it is essential for emergency vehicles to be able to get to their destination without obstruction, as every minute counts.
“We would like to remind motorists of the importance of considerate parking and to
The car burnt out in Hankey Street