Police crackdown on parking

PUBLISHED: 14:01 22 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010

A CLAMPDOWN on illegal parking will be held in Weston next month.

A CLAMPDOWN on illegal parking will be held in Weston next month.

Drivers spotted leaving their vehicles on double yellow lines, obstructing an entrance or in loading bays will be slapped with a fine by police.

The day of action will be held on February 2 and drivers caught by officers will face a minimum fine of £30.

Town centre sergeant Pete Land said: "In the interest of fairness I have decided to announce the date of the clampdown.

"This will be the first of many - as we plan more action days throughout the year.

"In particular we will be looking at people parking illegally and in loading bays.

"Businesses have a job to do and obstructing a lorry which is delivering goods means traders cannot do their job.

"One of the big aims is to improve trade for local businesses.

"Without a doubt some of the worst areas for illegal parking are Meadow Street and the Boulevard.

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