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Drivers 'misusing' Findern car park

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 22, 2014

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TRAFFIC wardens will be making routine visits to a public car park in South Derbyshire following complaints that it is being 'misused' by motorists.

Residents in Findern have reported drivers taking advantage of the fact penalty charges cannot be issued in the Lower Green car park and leaving vehicles in spaces for long periods.

Though the car park is owned by South Derbyshire District Council, it is not covered by an off street parking places order, which mean that fines cannot be handed out.

A district council spokesman said: "Our aim is to maximise the use of this asset for all residents .

"We do not propose to impose any restrictions on the use of the car park. However, if one or more of the spaces are being occupied for very long periods of time we would look to take steps to identify the vehicle's owners and persuade them to find a more appropriate location."

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