BUDGET: Council commits to scheme fining drivers for verge and pavement in Peterborough

Pavement parking in Peterborough
Pavement parking in Peterborough
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A scheme which will see drivers fined for verge and pavement parking has been promised the go ahead by the city council.

Included in the authority’s first set of 2018/19 budget proposals is a committment to spend £22,000 towards implementing the scheme which will begin in April 2018.

Under the proposals, there will be a city-wide ban on parking on verges or the pavement, but this will only be enforced in certain areas where local residents or the emergency services make a strong case that action needs to be taken.

The scheme is being taken forward by the Conservative-run cabinet after it was first proposed by the council’s Verge Parking Action Group, which was set up following a motion by Labour group leader Cllr Ed Murphy at a Full Council meeting.

The council said the £22,000 will be spent establishing the scheme, associated signage and on enforcement.

Although the scheme will not start until April, if the proposals are approved at a future Full Council meeting residents can contact their councillors to suggest areas where the verge and pavement parking ban should be enforced.

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