Now the children are back at school, the football season is underway and the parks and green spaces are generally quieter, the neighbourhood policing teams patrol plan has to change to reflect this. One of the issues that are brought to our attention the most is parking and traffic around
The beat team also keep a close eye on parking around the Memorial ground on match days. Streets that are normally fairly clear become clogged with cars. This can lead to an increase in calls to us.
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the primary schools on the beat. I hope to be available to monitor the parking around the schools, however in many cases, it is the council’s parking services officers that have the powers to issue fines for parking on the yellow lines and enforceable zig-zags.
Making our roads safer
ECENTLY we joined our partners from the fire brigade to see how easily (or not) they could move around some of the tighter roads on the beat. It was going well until we turned off Gloucester Road into Wolseley Road. The fire engine had to reduce its speed to walking pace and could not continue into the Tyne Road junction without having to have some of the parked cars moved or towed. Difficulty for fire engines was further highlighted when they had to attend to a car fire on Egerton Brow, Bishopson. The water hose had to be taken from Melbourne Road to the fires location before they could put it out. This was caused by cars parking too close to junctions on the tight roads. Fortunately these were not life threatening situations but they do underline our view that drivers must always consider emergency vehicles access before they park.
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