Way forward sought on parking issues

A LETTER will be sent to North Somerset Council’s highways chief to ask how he suggests the issue of illegal parking is tackled in the district.

Clevedon Town Council has decided to write to the unitary authority’s executive member for highways, Elfan Ap Rees, after a top police officer said no more police resources could be used to enforce restrictions across North Somerset

In Clevedon and many other towns and villages in the district, drivers regularly park their vehicles on double yellow lines, with the issue becoming a growing concern.

In last week’s Times we reported how Chief Superintendent Julian Moss had written to Clevedon Town Council to confirm PCSOs have the responsibility of issuing parking tickets but could not dedicate any more time to the issue due to a lack of resources. He also said he thought North Somerset Council should take over the responsibility.

As a result, at a meeting of the town council’s transport and highways committee on October 17, it was decided a letter would be sent to Cllr Ap Rees to see what way forward he would suggest.

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Committee chairman Cllr Nick Pennycott said: “Both the police and North Somerset Council have said they are not going to do it.

“Everyone is complaining about the regulations being abused. We have got to get something sorted out.”

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