Police clamp down on problem parking continues as officers blitz Ely

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
8:32 AM

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.

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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.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Should the police be cracking down on parking or would resources be better placed elsewhere? E-mail your thoughts to editor@ely-standard.co.uk or write to Ely Standard, Alexander House, Fore Hill, Ely, CB7 4AF.

3 comments

  • These wonderfully ignorant drivers really take the pisch by parking on Forehill and outside the fish and chip shop on New Barns Road. When pointing out the errors of their ill thought and often illegal parking one is more than less verbally abused by the ignorant, law breaking, selfish driver as they seem to think that they are not doing anything wrong. Morons indeed.

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    wes1975

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • Fully supportive. Blitz them and never mind miserable old beggars. Let him send his 50p in Newmarket - big deal!!

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    Outragedofely

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Of course they should concentrate on parking, it's much easier than finding the person who stole my 'phone, isn't it? It will also really help the city centre shops as it will totally discourage anyone from visiting their little city. What a welcome after trailing the tractors on the A142 and waiting at the rail crossing. Hello Newmarket, here I come!

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    Geoff Griggs

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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