Poynton quarterly newsletter - winter 2011/12

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14 Feb 2012

Enforcement days tackle underage drinking and parking problems

Police in Poynton have been working to tackle issues residents have told them most concern them.

Underage drinking and parking problems on Park Lane were two of the issues residents raised with local officers.

PCSOs have been working with local off licences and young people to tackle underage drinking. Regular patrols have resulted in alcohol being confiscated from underage drinkers.

These patrols have been taking place since September and will continue throughout 2012. Illegal parking on Park Lane has also been the subject of enforcement days by local officers.

Vehicles are not permitted to stop on Park Lane unless they are loading or unloading (loading restrictions are clearly signed).

During one patrol, officers spoke to a total of 43 motorists who were parked on the road. Of those 43, 23 claimed to be loading or unloading.

Twenty motorists were committing an obstruction, of which 5 had disabled badges and were still under the mistaken impression this entitled them to park anywhere.

In these 20 instances advice was given and vehicle registration marks recorded. Action will be taken against those who continue to break these rules.

PCSO Chris Howard said:

The feedback from other members of the public and the council  has been very favourable and more enforcementdays have now been scheduled.

The approach will become increasingly more robust and accompanied by the issuing of Fixed Penalty Notices.

- PCSO Chris Howard, Poynton Neighbourhood Policing Team

Motorists are being reminded that as well as two large free car parks on Park Lane, many of the shops also have their own parking at the rear. There has been an increase in disabled parking spaces and more are planned.

Parking on shop fronts is only permitted with the express permission of that particular shop owner.

To report an issue to your local team, contact them using the email address or telephone number on the back of this leaflet. You can also call Cheshire Police’s non-emergency number, 101 or in an emergency dial 999.


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