Fakenham could get its own traffic warden

Norwich Street, in Fakenham, where police have targetted drivers parking illegally. Picture: Chris B

Norwich Street, in Fakenham, where police have targetted drivers parking illegally. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

A town council will look into employing a civil enforcement officer in a bid to curb parking problems.

Fakenham town council chairman Adrian Vertigan made the pledge at the town's annual assembly tonight.

PC Wayne Simmons said officers had handed out more than 20 tickets in a crackdown on drivers parking outside the junior school and Lloyds Bank, in Norwich Street.

'When I stand outside LLoyds, no-one parks there, when I walk away they do,' he said. 'We're trying our hardest to educate them.'

Asked if the council could employ its own enforcement officer, Mr Vertigan said: 'We'll take that further, we'll look into that.'


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