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Police target rogue parkers

PUBLISHED: 17:41 30 May 2008 | UPDATED: 11:10 03 July 2010

TWENTY-five parking tickets were issued by police in Gorleston High Street in just six hours yesterday .

Officers from the town's Safer Neighbourhood Team took part in an action day targeting rouge parkers after the issue was highlighted in a recent priority setting meeting, as reported in the Mercury on May 16.

TWENTY-five parking tickets were issued by police in Gorleston High Street in just six hours yesterday .

Officers from the town's Safer Neighbourhood Team took part in an action day targeting rouge parkers after the issue was highlighted in a recent priority setting meeting, as reported in the Mercury on May 16.

And in just six hours 25 drivers ignored parking restrictions landing themselves with a £30 fine.

Officers also made an arrest for shoplifting and the action day also involved an open surgery.

Insp Paul McCarthy said he was “disappointed” at the number of motorists “blatantly ignoring” the rules. He reminded motorists that the bay outside QD is for loading by goods vehicles only and not for use by private cars and that the bays along the High Street and Baker Street are short stay bays for 30 minutes only. Several of the tickets issued were to cars which had been parked in these spaces for more than two hours, taking spaces which are designed for shoppers away.

Insp McCarthy added further action days were planned for the coming weeks and urged motorists to comply with parking restrictions to avoid a £30 fine.


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