Market Place illegal parkers get off scot free whilst police issue 219 penalty tickets elsewhere

POLICE issued a staggering 219 fixed penalty tickets in a major clampdown on illegal parking in Wisbech last month. But anyone found to be parked illegally in the Market Place got away scot free. The October tally of bookings followed increased concerns

POLICE issued a staggering 219 fixed penalty tickets in a major clampdown on illegal parking in Wisbech last month.

But anyone found to be parked illegally in the Market Place got away scot free.

The October tally of bookings followed "increased concerns" about illegal parking, a police spokesman said today.

The spokesman said the tickets had been issued to 219 vehicles "which we have found to been illegally parked in the outer ring of the Market Place, Hill Street, High Street, The Crescent area, etc."

The spokesman added: "As previously sent out we are unable to issues any tickets to the centre of the Market Place as this falls under the remit of Fenland District Council.

"We will continue our drive to try and ensure that Wisbech Town Centre is a safe place for all local people and visitors to walk through.