Connect with us

News

Cambridgeshire wants Government to tackle pavement parking

Avatar photo

Published

on

A plea to the Government to tackle the “persistent problem” of parking on pavements has been made by Cambridgeshire County Council.

The chair of highways and transport at the county council is calling for pavement parking action from the Department for Transport.

You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to see examples of cars using pavements to park on; these photos from Ely, Wisbech and Cambridgeshire


You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to see examples of cars using pavements to park on; these photos from Ely, Wisbech and Cambridgeshire

You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to see examples of cars using pavements to park on; these photos from Ely, Wisbech and Cambridgeshire


You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to see examples of cars using pavements to park on; these photos from Ely, Wisbech and Cambridgeshire

In a letter from Councillor Alex Beckett to the Department for Transport (DfT), the council is asking for an update on what the current plans are for any changes in legislation and an estimated timescale.

He said that In November 2020, the DfT ran a consultation asking whether a change in existing parking legislation should occur.

You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to see examples of cars using pavements to park on; these photos from Ely, Wisbech and Cambridgeshire


You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to see examples of cars using pavements to park on; these photos from Ely, Wisbech and Cambridgeshire

You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to see examples of cars using pavements to park on; these photos from Ely, Wisbech and Cambridgeshire


You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to see examples of cars using pavements to park on; these photos from Ely, Wisbech and Cambridgeshire

You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to see examples of cars using pavements to park on; these photos from Ely, Wisbech and Cambridgeshire


You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to see examples of cars using pavements to park on; these photos from Ely, Wisbech and Cambridgeshire

The county council responded and said it would like to see a ban on pavement parking being put in place, outside of London, with a new process for exempting areas from the ban without using the current traffic regulation order (TRO) process.

Cllr Beckett said: “Parking on the pavement is a persistent problem and an ongoing concern for Cambridgeshire residents. It causes safety issues for everyone; it damages our pavements and prevents access for pedestrians and cyclists.

You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to see examples of cars using pavements to park on; these photos from Ely, Wisbech and Cambridgeshire


You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to see examples of cars using pavements to park on; these photos from Ely, Wisbech and Cambridgeshire

“There are many areas across our network where we would want to prevent pavement parking, particularly where a lack of enforcement is abused by anti-social drivers.

“Currently, we must make a TRO, which is expensive and time-consuming.

You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to see examples of cars using pavements to park on; these photos from Ely, Wisbech and Cambridgeshire


You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to see examples of cars using pavements to park on; these photos from Ely, Wisbech and Cambridgeshire

“We responded to this consultation almost three years ago, so I have written to Rt. Hon Mark Harper MP, to ask for an update as we have not seen any action or changes.”

The county council is also applying for Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) powers, which could mean on-street enforcement.

Civil parking enforcement, outside of Cambridge city, is enforced by the police, if authorised by DfT, it could mean the county council says it will be able to enforce inconsiderate parking, help improve access and support local businesses “whilst contributing to the council’s joint administration overarching environmental objective to reduce congestion and improve air quality”.

 

 

Facebook

Read More

Say NO to Sunnica campaign group has mounted a massive effort to stop the solar farm PHOTO: Say NO to Sunnica Say NO to Sunnica campaign group has mounted a massive effort to stop the solar farm PHOTO: Say NO to Sunnica
Breaking9 hours ago

Labour approve 2,500 acre Sunnica solar farm on Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border

Government also drops 9-year ban on onshore windfarms

Peterborough City Council told CambsNews: ‘Following the recent identification of poisonous hemlock plants on land at Thorpe Meadows, we have worked to restrict access to this area.’ PHOTO: Terry Harris for CambsNews Peterborough City Council told CambsNews: ‘Following the recent identification of poisonous hemlock plants on land at Thorpe Meadows, we have worked to restrict access to this area.’ PHOTO: Terry Harris for CambsNews
News12 hours ago

Poisonous hemlock forces closure of Thorpe Meadows, Peterborough

The signs warn visitors of ‘toxic poison hemlock on site’

Carlyle-Parker, from Wisbech, later pleaded guilty to false imprisonment, actual bodily harm and dangerous driving Carlyle-Parker, from Wisbech, later pleaded guilty to false imprisonment, actual bodily harm and dangerous driving
News14 hours ago

Wisbech man jailed for ‘horrific attack’ on his partner whilst their child was in the car

'He put all their lives and the lives of other road users at risk'

Human trafficker suspect detained in Whittlesey told police ‘they want me? about what?’ before being advised of his rights and bundled into a police van. Human trafficker suspect detained in Whittlesey told police ‘they want me? about what?’ before being advised of his rights and bundled into a police van.
News15 hours ago

WATCH: Human trafficker suspect held in Whittlesey on European arrest warrant

Suspect spotted speeding in Bellmans Road

NewRiver Retail plan to demolish the car park to make way for a new food store but have not given details of which supermarket chain wants to move in. NewRiver Retail plan to demolish the car park to make way for a new food store but have not given details of which supermarket chain wants to move in.
News18 hours ago

360-space Horsefair Wisbech car park to be demolished to make way for new store

The multi-storey car park is attached to Horsefair Shopping Centre

Recycling facilities in March are set for a £4m upgrade, after Cambridgeshire County Council agreed for a replacement. Visual of the new household recycling centre Recycling facilities in March are set for a £4m upgrade, after Cambridgeshire County Council agreed for a replacement. Visual of the new household recycling centre
News2 days ago

Green light for £4m recycling centre at March despite 17 per cent hike in costs

Cambridgeshire has 9 household waste recycling centres

Protect Local Peterborough (PRP) is a campaign to oppose proposals for a Township in the middle of open countryside. Protect Local Peterborough (PRP) is a campaign to oppose proposals for a Township in the middle of open countryside.
News2 days ago

OPINION: ‘Fastest growing city in the UK’ is not a vision for the people of Peterborough

Fighting to prevent mass suburban sprawl in and around Castor and Ailsworth

Kuda Madondo Allison Clarke Niall James and Keith Johnson (002) Kuda Madondo Allison Clarke Niall James and Keith Johnson (002)
News2 days ago

Stagecoach East reveal ‘crème de la crème’ for Bus Driver of the Year awards

The contestants came from across Stagecoach East

Paul Bristow awaiting result of the count in Peterborough. Photo: Terry Harris Paul Bristow awaiting result of the count in Peterborough. Photo: Terry Harris
News2 days ago

Ex MP Paul Bristow says Tories must win back young people who voted Reform

'I’m proud to have secured £125 million for the city'

Image of what The Press will look like when complete: it set to deliver over 100,000 sq ft of fitted lab and office space through repositioning of Cambridge’s former printing press. Image of what The Press will look like when complete: it set to deliver over 100,000 sq ft of fitted lab and office space through repositioning of Cambridge’s former printing press.
News2 days ago

Foxton, Cambridge development ‘responds to persistent shortfall in fit-for-purpose lab and office space’

New 100,000 sq ft Foxton science and innovation campus