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Police and councils are cracking down on illegal parking in the Deepings and Rutland

Police have handed out warning notices to parents dropping off children at school.

They were issued by Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) on Monday after people were found to be parking illegally on footpaths near schools in the Deepings.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said PCSOs don’t have the capacity to deal with all parking complaints or speeding, but will patrol where parking is a hazard, especially when there are other police issues that have been reported in the same area.

Poor parking in Lincolnshire and Rutland will face a crackdown
Poor parking in Lincolnshire and Rutland will face a crackdown

The spokesman added: “We direct callers about parking to Lincolnshire County Council.”

Meanwhile, Rutland County Council will be posting penalties to the owners of vehicles that are parked illegally.

The postal notices will be sent when a parking offence has been committed but then the vehicle is driven away before an enforcement officer can issue a ticket.

Coun Lucy Stephenson (Con-Uppingham), cabinet member for transport, said: “We manage parking throughout both our towns but our main priority is to discourage illegal parking in certain areas that can put people’s safety at risk.

“The reaction of offenders who park in these areas can be to drive away when they’re approached by our parking officers, only to repeat the same offence again and again.

“We have to put the safety of pedestrians and lawful road users first and will shortly begin issuing penalty notices by post to drivers who park dangerously but then refuse to accept a fine.

“These measures will be used to deter the small number of irresponsible drivers who put others at risk by parking dangerously. We have to use whatever powers we have at our disposal to keep people safe on the roads.”

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