Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Crackdown on illegal parking in Ramsgate town pedestrian area
After resident feedback, Thanet District Council has clamped down on vehicles parking on restrictions in Ramsgate issuing a total of 40 Penalty Charge Notices in the pedestrian areas of the town.
The council, working in partnership with Kent Police, has provided extra enforcement in the area following concerns raised by local people.
Council Civil Enforcement Officers and PCSO’s have been in the area for the past five Sundays issuing Penalty Charge Notices to illegally parked cars. They have also moved a large number of vehicles on and explained to motorists how they were contravening restrictions.
Leader of Thanet District Council and Cabinet Member for Community Safety Cllr Iris Johnston said, ‘I’d like to thank the residents who brought these concerns to our attention. The area has been much clearer since this burst of extra enforcement and hopefully drivers will be deterred from this behaviour in the future due to education and the threat of enforcement.’
In the interests of personal and public safety the council would urge residents to comply with the parking restrictions as these are there for the safety of pedestrians and shoppers.