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Please park considerately this summer

Please park considerately this summer

Issued on behalf of the Norfolk Parking Partnership

Drivers are being urged to park considerately in Norfolk this summer, following cases where emergency vehicles, businesses and homes were obstructed.

Councillor Martin Wilby, chairman of the Norfolk Parking Partnership, said: "We love welcoming visitors to our beautiful county and want everyone to enjoy themselves when they're out for the day. One thing we can all do is take care to follow any signs and lines when we park on a road.

"Wherever we park in the county, we should always be mindful of not leaving a car where it could cause an obstruction, particularly for colleagues in our emergency services, bus drivers and residents accessing their homes."

Recent incidents have highlighted the issues that can be faced by waste collection teams and emergency services, due to inconsiderate parking.

Tim Edwards, assistant chief fire office at the Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service, said: "Our priority is reaching an emergency when people need our help. On occasions parked cars do lead to delays and this is why we're reminding people to always park considerately."

Assistant chief constable Jules Wvendth, of Norfolk Constabulary, said: "We have been made aware of instances in which parked cars have restricted access for emergency service vehicles to arrive at their destination on time, and therefore we ask that drivers are considerate when parking, and leave plenty of room should this happen."

Parking issues should be reported, either to local councils or the police:

  • Where parking restrictions shown by signs and lines on the road are not being followed this information should be passed through to local councils
  • In areas where no parking restrictions are in place, and vehicles are parked in a way which causes an obstruction, then this can be reported to the police.

For more information and who to contact about parking issues visit: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/roads/parking/civil-parking-enforcement-and-legal-orders

Posted: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: NCC