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Police to tackle nuisance parking in Wirksworth and Middleton

Posted on 5th March 2015

Police in Wirksworth and Middleton are set to clamp down on nuisance parking after residents raised the issue at a recent meeting.

PC Dan Mitchell and PCSO Sue Lester from the Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team have now set the issue as a policing priority.

Residents raised concerns at a Safer Neighbourhood Governance Meeting, of inconsiderate parking around Harrison Drive and North End, causing damage to grass verges.   

PC Mitchell said: “People have mentioned this as a concern to us and it’s something we want to address straight away.

“Sue and I will be heading out on patrol to speak to motorists about the issue and advising them to park responsibly taking into consideration other road users and pedestrians.

“We’re encouraging local residents to be vigilant of this issue, and report any problems or concerns to us by calling the non-emergency 101 number.”

Other priorities for the team include speeding vehicles in Middleton, Bole Hill and Steeple Grange and anti-social behaviour, which have been extended following the meeting on Wednesday, January 28.

The priorities will be reviewed at the next Governance Meeting, due to take place on Wednesday, April 29 at Wirksworth Town Hall from 5.30pm.  

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