Fifteen penalty notices issued to vehicles in Wisbech - local people start suggesting more areas PCSOs should tackle
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Fifteen fixed penalty notices were issues to vehicles at North Brink, Old Market and York Row yesterday morning.
The crackdown comes after PCSOs were allocated a traffic related incident in Kings Road.
Having dealt with this they were approached by a number of people concerned about inconsiderate or illegally parked vehicles at other locations within the town centre area.
As a consequence 15 fixed penalty notices were issued to vehicles around the area.
One person said on social media: “About time too, let’s see more of it.
“Wisbech is a joke and needs sorting.
Another took a much stronger stance and said: “We have free car parks - something most places don’t benefit from and yet, still idiots park wherever they want with no thought for anyone else at all.
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“Especially not for footpath users and disabled scooter users who cannot get past the cars parked halfway across the paths.
“So they are risking life and limb by having to go into the road to get past… about time there was a massive purge on these idiots.”
People have been alerting police since then as to where they should go, stating that places like Copper Fields, Ramnoth Road, The Empire and North Brink need attention.
“A bit of attention needed round between Barclay’s Bank and the bridge, said one person.
“There’s always cars parked there on double yellow lines and the pavement making it awkward approaching the bridge with oncoming traffic trying to make that tight corner.”
However, one Facebook user said they should be focusing on other issues across the town.
“I think it’s great that PCSO’s are patrolling our town now but personally I feel they shouldn’t really be there to make money for the council.
“Maybe move on the groups of drunk people that are loitering around the St Peter’s Church gardens or patrol the town park?
“I just feel there are more pressing things to be done.”