Over forty police notices issued during Operation Burrowfield
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Forty-one motorists have been handed police notices during an operation in Welwyn Garden City to tackle nuisance parking which was causing disruption to residents’ lives.
The Welwyn Hatfield North Safer Neighbourhood Team conducted Operation Burrowfield on Monday 14 March in response to residents’ concerns about vehicle issues in the Burrowfields Industrial Estate.
It was reported that vehicles were blocking pavements and parking on grass verges which was causing damage to the ground. There were also concerns that some of the vehicles did not have an MOT or insurance.
Sergeant Emma Francis, from the Welwyn Hatfield North Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “During our operation we issued forty-one motorists with police notices and we also issued a fixed penalty notice for wilful obstruction.
“All forty-one vehicles are now on record and so if we come across them again, we can take further action.
“As an extra measure, we spoke to the local business owners to make them aware of the problem and gain their assurance that they would be doing all they can to help ease the parking issues too. It is a very busy area with vehicles coming and going all day, and with this in mind it is imperative that businesses do their best to reduce congestion for the safety of themselves and others.
“We hope residents are pleased to hear of the results of this operation. We take on board all the feedback you give us on echo, our community voice platform, about the issues you want us to tackle. Please keep this feedback coming so we know where to focus our activity.”
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