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Police launch crackdown on illegal parking

BEXHILL police are sending a clear message to motorists who park illegally after officers issued 16 parking tickets in the town in just one day.

Sergeant Mark Evans, of Bexhill Neighbourhood Policing Team, said they are cracking down on illegal parking in the town and will take no prisoners.

He said: “On Saturday (December 14) a total of 16 tickets we’re issued, mostly due to vehicles parked either in vehicle loading bays or on double yellow lines causing disruption to those trying to access the town, and vehicles attempting to deliver to local businesses.”

Sgt Evans said Bexhill police regularly receive calls from angry local residents and businesses complaining about cars parked illegally.

Bexhill has an abundance of free parking spaces and a car park at the De La Warr Pavilion and, as such, Sgt Evans said there’s no excuse for breaking the law. “Illegal parking continues to cause disruption and frustration to local residents and businesses, as motorists regularly flout parking restrictions within the town centre.

“Inconsiderate parking offences such as parking on double yellow lines, disabled spaces without a permit and loading bays are regularly being witnessed by Bexhill Neighbourhood Policing Team.”

“Parking remains the main priority raised by our community panels in Bexhill, and a topic of regular complaint. The town is in a fortunate position to have free parking, however the minority are spoiling this benefit and I am committed to tackling the issue head on.”

Sgt Evans said he wants to encourage motorists to consider others and take that extra few minutes to park legally and assist the free flow of traffic within ‘this fantastic town’.

He added: “Enforcement is a last resort, however my team and I are committed to tackling this type of community issue and will deal with individuals who break the law robustly.”

 

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