Police have stepped in to tackle parking problems in a busy area of Cromer’s town centre, after numerous complaints.

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In future motorists could find themselves issued with a £30 fixed penalty notice if they park in the restricted pedestrian zone which includes New Street, High Street, Jetty Street, Jetty Cliff and Garden Street, from Mary Jane’s fish and chip shop.

Wardens, acting on behalf of local authorities, took over responsibility from the police for parking enforcement at the beginning of this year, following a national shake-up in regulations.

But those in north Norfolk had not been covering the restricted area, Cromer town councillors heard this week.

PC Barrie Cresswell said: “It’s back to ‘Plan A’ and the police are now going to deal with it.”

Councillor Tim Bartlett asked if the police could also stop motorists parking in the space outside the Hotel de Paris, which lies within the zone.

He said: “People now regularly park there. A great deal of money was spent on making that area look attractive and this spoils it.”

And councillor Keith Johnson also asked the police to clamp down on motorists using the area as a short-cut.

Residents and businesses within the restricted zone have received a letter from the police detailing the new arrangements.

The force says vehicles parked within the zone can cause an obstruction to larger vehicles, and pose a danger to pedestrians, who are often forced to walk in the road to avoid parked vehicles.

8 comments

  • The local council have to take their shame of the blame, the roads were resurfaced weeks before the yellow lines repainted and as a result people parked where they shouldn't have (it was obvious there should have been lines, people just took advantage to save themselves a quid or two).

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    KeithS

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

  • I'm with you there, weaversway. Concentrate on people parked illegally on the road, rather than someone five minutes over time in a car park.

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    crunchy dick

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

  • Parking in Cromer is appalling as it is. No facilities for local people who live in the town centre. There should be somewhere for local people to park, with a permit.

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    Tinkerbell

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

  • With the increase of charges in NNDC car-parks it's no wonder people are trying to park for free.

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    Wandering Crab

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

  • We're not off to a good start, four cars outside the Paris this afternoon.

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    crunchy dick

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

  • You're talking about the wrong bit of Cromer, KeithS. The restricted pedestrian area talked about here has signs at every access saying "No waiting at any time", so double yellows are not required. Very pleased to see they have done something about the parking, though.

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    crunchy dick

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

  • About time. For too long people parking in Meadow Car Park etc have been subject to jobsworth, when if you walk around town illegal parking everywhere. But that's par for the course with authority. They always pick on the easy targets

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    weaversway

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

  • totally agree about parking in Cromer ,especially for residents can never park outside or near home because either tourists or people shopping park on the streets instead of car parks,i have on occasion had to pay to park because i couldnt get a space near house,not good enough ,should be permit parking for residents ,would even pay for permit this would help towards cost of signage and enforcement.If You go to Yarmouth you just cant park in residential areas its permit only.I know who my votes would go to if someone campaigned on the issue.

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    gramjan

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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