Parkers on busy street face fines
PEOPLE parking on College Street pavements are being warned they will be fined if they block the pavement.
The threat comes after mums, children and wheelchair users have had to risk walking on the busy through road to get by.
Dangerous parking by vehicles half on the pavement and in the road is also causing problems for lorries.
Sergeant Phil Shore said: “College Street is on our radar, and people parking on the pavement is becoming a problem. If there is a clear obstruction of the pavement it is a police matter and we can and will issue £30 fixed penalty tickets.”
On road parking is the responsibility of East Hampshire District Council enforcement officers, but once vehicles block the pavement the police step in.
Petersfield police constable Phillipa Churcher-Brown said: “Parking on College Street pavement is causing problems for pedestrians and other road users, especially those in larger vehicles. People using wheelchairs and pushchairs have been unable to pass and there have been times we have attended and had to use the road to get round the parked vehicles.”
To avoid being fined for parking on the wide pavements, drivers should leave enough room for pedestrians to use the path comfortably. Van owners and College Street visitors are encouraged to use the nearby town centre car park.
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