wardens return to Burnham in battle against illegal parking
wardens returned to Burnham-On-Sea's streets on Monday (June 11th)
when the county council took over responsibility for enforcing
on-street car parking rules.
County Council has taken over the role from Avon and Somerset
Police, and it has reintroduced traffic wardens who will be issuing
parking fines of between £50 and £70.
A Somerset County Council spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com the
penalty notices will vary depending on the offence. "Parking
on double yellow lines, in a bus stop or within a restricted area
outside a school will attract a £70 penalty. For payment
within 14 days there is a 50 per cent reduction. Details of how
to pay or appeal will be printed on the ticket."
will get some time to get used to the new patrols, since the council
has said it will be issuing advice slips, rather than penalty
charge notices, during the first week of the new regulations.
The amnesty ends on Monday June 18th.
Flaherty, group director of operations at Somerset County Council,
said: "We have a week-long amnesty to allow everyone to get
used to the new system. Countywide parking enforcement will bring
a consistent approach across Somerset."
council has taken on these parking responsibilities to keep our
roads clear with the aim on helping reduce traffic congestion
and improving town centre trade. From
the morning of Monday June 18th the advice slips our officers
will be handing out will be replaced with penalty notices for
anyone who does not abide by the rules."
police will still be able to take action if someone has parked
dangerously or is causing an obstruction, where there are no other