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Council call on commissioner for parking help

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 04, 2014

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PARISH council chiefs have written to Derbyshire’s police and crime commissioner in a bid to put an end to parking problems that have been plaguing a village for years.

Repton Parish Council revealed that councillors had penned a letter to Alan Charles in a bid to try to come up with a solution for an issue that impacts streets throughout the area.

It comes only months after the Mail revealed parking was proving such a dilemma that in one incident an ambulance was trapped for 10 minutes when trying to reach an emergency.

A spokesman for the parish council said: “We have written to the Derbyshire police and crime commissioner highlighting local concerns about car parking in the village.

“Problems were raised about issues arising from badly parked cars.

“Parking close to junctions is creating difficulties and in one case an ambulance was trapped in Well Lane for more than 10 minutes.

“This issue can also block pavements, preventing the use of mobility scooters.

“These problems are likely to increase with the new building proposed in Repton.

“It was decided that the parish council clerk would write to the police and crime commissioner asking for police intervention, including the issue of warning notices and fines.”

Members of the parish council and Derbyshire Police have now issued a plea for people to make sure they report any issues that they come across.

A spokesman for the force said: “People are encouraged to not ignore events such as dangerous parking. However minor, they should report it to the police on 101.”

The issue will be discussed at the next parish council meeting, from 7.30pm on Monday at the community room in Fisher Close.

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