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Problem parking not a matter for the police

Just Regional
Jun 30, 2017 1 min read

Police have said they can do nothing to deal with motorists parking outside the Tesco store on Wroxham Road, Sprowston.
People had expressed safety concerns about drivers ignoring the double yellow lines and the Sprowston and Old Catton Safer Neighbourhood Team have issued a statement saying the issue is a civil matter.
PCSO Kane Casburn said: “Sprowston SNT have been aware of the ongoing issue with vehicles parking on double yellow lines on Wroxham Road for a number of years. Parking enforcement around double and single yellow lines was decriminalised in November 2010 and the responsibility has been passed to the Local Authority (Broadland District Council).
“Whilst we will still issue words of advice to people, we cannot enforce the restrictions in place with the double yellow lines. The police will still deal with direct obstruction offences and a variety of other traffic related matters”.
 

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