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Council acts to halt car parking on verges
8:20am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
A council has been taking steps to tackle problem parking in a town.
A successful pilot exercise has been carried out with St Francis School in Southgate, Crawley, where the local council has been able to help the school’s 'Safer Pavements' campaign.
Fencing has been installed around some of the verges closest to the school.
These verges were regularly being used for parking during the school run, putting pedestrians and road users at risk.
Councillor Ken Trussell said: “Residents across the town have given us a long list where they feel parking on verges is a real problem.
“Where residents are keen to work with the council in improving their environment, we are looking forward to working with them to find the best solution.
"We are also lobbying for a more flexible enforcement regime, which would result in fixed penalty notices.”