step up patrols as illegally parked cars block pavements
have stepped up their patrols against motorists illegally parking
their cars in Burnham-On-Sea after this blind lady was among the
residents who have been forced to walk in the road to negotiate
their way around cars blocking pavements.
have increased their proactive patrols in and around Stoddens
Road to clamp down on illegal parking.
on the footway presents a real danger to not only elderly residents
but also young mothers with push chairs who are forced into the
highway to negotiate the obstruction," Central Burnham Beat
Officer PC Ian Bartlett told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
issues have been highlighted by a blind resident who is lucky
not to have been hit or seriously injured when walking with her
guide dog. Police will be prosecuting offenders who are seen breaking
Police are also cracking down on residents who use grass verges
along Love Lane and Stoddens Lane to sell cars.
"This is not only illegal but I would remind people that
vehicles also need a current insurance certificate and MOT if
it is on the highway and the verges form part of the highway."
"Vehicles put up for sale can cause a distraction to other
motorists; they should be correctly advertised and placed on a
driveway, not the highway."