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14 Feb 2012
Enforcement days tackle underage drinking and parking
Police in Poynton have been working to tackle issues residents
have told them most concern them.
drinking and parking problems on Park Lane were two of the issues
residents raised with local officers.
been working with local off licences and young people to
tackle underage drinking. Regular patrols have
resulted in alcohol being confiscated from
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
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
In these 20 instances advice was given and vehicle
registration marks recorded. Action will be taken against
those who continue to break these rules.
Chris Howard, Poynton Neighbourhood Policing Team
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.
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