The Police will be running a Parking Awareness Campaign during November. This campaign has been devised following a meeting between the Chief of Police and Elected Members where concerns were expressed about the abuse of the parking regulations in Jamestown.
In response to these concerns, the Parking Awareness Campaign will seek to encourage motorists to adhere to appropriate use of the two hour parking bays and yellow lines. Elected Members fully support this campaign as we head towards a busy time on the Island over the Christmas period.
Chief of Police, Trevor Botting, said:
“I’m grateful to Councillors for fully supporting our activity as we seek to ensure that the parking regulations are enforced in Jamestown. My officers will be looking for the cooperation of drivers through what will essentially be an awareness campaign. Officers will be handing out leaflets and using local radio stations and newspapers to get their message across.
“But motorists should be warned that where people continually disregard parking regulations they may face prosecution. However, I am confident that we will get the cooperation of the local community in managing these concerns.”
Chairperson of the Highways Authority, Councillor Pamela Ward Pearce added:
“The Highways Authority fully supports this campaign and hopes that the public will help to ensure safer streets for us all.”