Posted on 8th September 2014
Police are reminding drivers to park considerately in Chesterfield town centre.
It follows concerns over the high number of vehicles parking in the pedestrianised area in and around the Market Place, next to the Market Hall and down to New Square.
Sgt. Nick Booth, of the Chesterfield Town Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Towards the end of August we had an incident where a woman had collapsed in this area and the ambulance crew had difficulty getting to her due to the high number of parked vehicles.
“The vehicles can also cause issues for the large amount of pedestrians visiting this area on busy days, which can, of course, affect their safety.”
The area is controlled by signs located at the top of Glumangate, which allows traders access for loading and unloading only. Disabled badge holders are also permitted to park in designated areas on Glumangate.
There is no parking for vehicles next to the Market Hall and along to New Square.
Sgt. Booth added: “It is really important that drivers park both legally and considerately, with respect for others using the area. Please park only in the designated areas.
“We will be patrolling the area and taking positive action against any drivers found breeching the parking restrictions to help us ensure the safety of everyone using the town centre area.”
To contact the Chesterfield Town Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also follow the team on Twitter: @ChesterfieldSNT