Police clamp down on problem parking continues as officers blitz Ely
PUBLISHED: 08:32 17 June 2014 | UPDATED: 08:34 17 June 2014
Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s high-profile crackdown on problem parking in Ely continued on Saturday as officers handed out more than 20 tickets in just a few hours.
PCSOs Maria Robinson and Matt Chennell have responded to a barrage of “daily complaints” about parking in the city by carrying out a series of patrols in the city centre in recent weeks.
And, on Saturday, in their latest blitz, the duo handed out a total of 21 penalty tickets to vehicles they say were parked illegally.
PCSO Robinson said: “Whilst conducting these patrols, 21 fixed penalty notices were issued to vehicles parked illegally. This included three on Fore Hill for causing an unnecessary obstruction to other road users.
“This clearly demonstrates that despite officers continually issuing fixed penalty notices at this location, some drivers continue to park their vehicles at the location causing a risk to other road users.
“Whilst addressing this issue we also managed to engage with the shopkeepers and shoppers alike. Thank you for your continued support and don’t forget to come and speak to us should you ever want a chat or advice.”
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