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£100 fine threat for inconsiderate parking


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DRIVERS are being warned they could face hefty fines if they continue to park their cars inconsiderately on a park’s main driveway.

Brighton and Hove City Council began enforcement along the main driveway of Stanmer Park yesterday.

Vehicle owners can be fined up to £100 for what the local authority calls inconsiderate parking.

It follows concerns from park users, businesses and residents about safety. The parking recently caused problems for an ambulance trying to get to Stanmer Village. Access was also restricted when the new university term began in October.

Councillor Gill Mitchell, chairwoman of the environment, transport and sustainability committee, said: “We understand the difficulties people have in finding a parking space, but we must put the safety of visitors to the park and the accessibility of emergency vehicles first. We have received complaints from Plumpton College, Stanmer House, the Tea Room, South Downs National Park Authority and residents who have all aired their concerns regarding the current situation.”

Stanmer Park has some limited parking available in designated car park areas in Stony Mere Way and off Ditchling Road.

Source: The Argus