Zero tolerance on... parking
POLICE are joining traders with shopkeepers in Clevedon to crackdown on inconsiderate parkers in the town. Hill Traders
POLICE are joining traders with shopkeepers in Clevedon to crackdown on inconsiderate parkers in the town.Hill Traders Association has joined forces with police community support officers to launch a zero tolerance drive against people parking badly in Hill Road.The move comes after complaints from traders that people who work or live in the road are parking up and leaving their cars all day - resulting in no space for shoppers. Police community support officers will be patrolling the streets over forthcoming weeks, putting fluorescent notices on cars warning them to move on after two hours.Hill Road Traders Association chairman Bob Hughes said: "The parking in the road has become a real issue. There are a lot of people who live in the road or work here and are just leaving their cars all day."This means there are no spaces for anyone wishing to spend a couple of hours shopping in the street and it is having an impact on business."In Hill Road there is no official car park so people just use the on street parking as an alternative."Letters have now been sent out to all residents and traders warning that anyone found flouting the two hour parking limit in Hill Road risks being caught and issued with a fine.Clevedon Police Community Support Officer Linda Richards said: "Notices will appear on car windscreens to remind motorists that the area is two hour free parking area with no return within two hours in a high profile effort to stop the problem."Tickets will also be issued to those that flout this rule.