‘Bad parkers’ around Hethersett prompt plea to police and crime commissioner Lorne Green

A sign in Norwich warning drivers off parking on verges. The practice has also become a problem arou

A sign in Norwich warning drivers off parking on verges. The practice has also become a problem around Hethersett. Photo: Angela Sharpe - Credit: Archant � 2004

Inconsiderate parking and the destruction of grass verges by drivers has prompted one parish council to appeal to Norfolk's police and crime commissioner.

Hethersett parish councillors decided at a meeting to write to Lorne Green to see what can be done about 'bad parkers' after hearing concerns about the state of a number of verges around the village. The practice is also proving a problem for pedestrians, who often find their paths blocked by cars.

Jacky Sutton, council chairman, said: 'This is a massive issue across the whole of our village and we receive constant complaints, but we do not have any power to sort the problems out or stop our verges being destroyed.'

Ideas suggested at the meeting to tackle the problem included trialing permit parking, ensuring new developments include garages and off-road parking and encouraging residents to leave their vehicles at home whenever possible.


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