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Police clamp down on motorists in Alfreton

Posted on 24th June 2015

Police in Alfreton are clamping down on drivers who ignore access only restrictions on local roads.

Officers from the Alfreton Town Safer Neighbourhood Team are heading out to tackle the issue along Roland Street and Bonsall Lane.

Residents living in the area have spoken to officers about the problem after motorists were seen to park there for quick access to local amenities.

The policing team have since been carrying out increased patrols in hot spot areas to monitor the situation, and advisory notices have been issued to vehicles.

PCSO Chris Hart from the Alfreton Town Centre's Safer Neighbourhood Team: "Access only means that only residents and visitors can use these roads and these restrictions are clearly signposted.

"I would ask all motorists to respect this rule. Unless you live on the street, or are visiting a business on Roland Street or Bonsall Lane, then motorists are committing an offence and will be issued with a fine.

"We will continue to take action and work alongside the local community to tackle this issue."

Patrols will continue to be carried out in the area and tickets will be issued to motorists found breaking the access only restrictions.

To speak to the Alfreton Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team, call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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