Members of Spilsby’s Neighbourhood Panel have prioritised illegal parking in the town as an issue they wish to see tackled in the New Year.
A Neighbourhood Panel is a meeting where community representatives and the local Neighbourhood Policing Team get together every three months to discuss local issues and concerns.
The Panel considers these concerns and are then responsible for setting up to three local priorities for that area. The panel then work with others (the police, partner agencies and other community members) to tackle these local problems.
PC Matt Dickinson, who is the Community Beat Manager for the town, said “Illegal parking in Spilsby is clearly an issue about which local people feel very strongly. We intend to respond to those concerns with a focused campaign of education and enforcement”.
Friendly posters are being displayed in local shop windows urging motorists to show consideration and reminding them that they have a simple choice when it comes to parking. They can either opt for a pay and display ticket, starting at just 50p for a short stay… or the more expensive fixed penalty ticket costing £30!
PC Dickinson ended by saying “An important part of our role as local Police officers is to listen to the community, identify what things matter to local residents, and act upon them to improve the quality of life for everyone. Anybody is welcome to come along to a panel meeting and have their say about the issues that affect them in Spilsby”.
For more details about the Lincolnshire Police and the Spilsby Neighbourhood Panel, see the article link below.