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City centre police team up with parking officers to keep shopping streets safe

Posted on 29th November 2013

Police will be working with council parking staff to enforce new restrictions for vehicles on two city centre streets.

From Monday, December 2, orders will be in place restricting certain vehicles from accessing or stopping in Iron Gate and Sadler Gate.

The aim of the partnership project is to make the areas safer for pedestrians.

The restrictions, active between 10am and 5pm, apply to vehicles driving in Iron Gate that are not making deliveries or heading to off-street car parks.

In Sadler Gate, all vehicles will be prohibited except for deliveries between 10am and 5pm.

Motorists ignoring the restrictions and driving in those streets will be targeted by police and anyone parking in the ‘no waiting’ areas could face fines from Civil Enforcement Officers.

Next week, police from Derby City Safer Neighbourhood Team will be heading out with council staff to tell drivers about the new restrictions and install improved signs.

Inspector Paul Cannon, who is in charge of policing in the city, said: “As the Section Inspector with responsibility for the city centre, I am committed to ensuring that the area remains a safe place to visit, live and work.

“I am fully supportive of the travel restrictions that Derby City Council is implementing because they will contribute towards this aim.

“My officers from the city centre neighbourhood team will work closely in partnership with the council to educate the road users as to the new restrictions, followed by a period of enforcement if necessary.”

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