motorists fined in Burnham town centre parking crackdown
crackdown on town centre crime in Burnham-On-Sea during December
saw police issue more than 100 car parking tickets and arrest
foot patrols by PCSOs and police officers were
introduced in a bid to reduce town centre crime.
extra patrols worked really well and there have been a lot of
positive comments from the public about seeing officers walking
on the beat," Sgt Ian Kennett told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
has been a decrease in total reported crime of about 10% in December
compared to the previous month and shoplifting decreased by 60%.
At least five people have been arrested and charged with shoplifting."
added: "The public told us that illegal parking in Burnham
and Highbridge town centres was a concern and over 100 parking
tickets were issued in December."
month, Burnham-On-Sea.com reported here
that the extra patrols were being introduced as part of a high-visibility