Police commissioner hears that bad parking in Shildon is being targeted (From The Advertiser Series)
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Police commissioner hears that bad parking in Shildon is being targeted
3:50pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
MOTORISTS who block dropped kerbs and ignore double yellow lines when parking in Shildon are being targeted, a police commissioner has been told.
Shildon Police faces regular complaints about poor parking in the town mainly on Church Street and on Auckland Terrace.
Durham police commissioner Ron Hogg visited Shildon on Monday (September 30) to view the issue.
Mr Hogg said: “People are responding positively but we need to keep on top of it as it’s inconsiderate to people who use wheelchairs and who have prams.”
Acting sergeant Dave Littlefair, of Shildon Police, said: “There are also some lazy drivers out there who aren’t helping. Anyone trying to get along with a pram or in a wheelchair would be obstructed.
“Some people have even taken photographs of offending vehicles which they’ve given to us.
“We’ve done leaflet drops to try to make people aware of the problem and we’ve also issued £30 fixed penalty tickets. We’re addressing the problem.”
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