As part of their ongoing Community Engagement Programme, the St Helena Police Service has been asking members of the public to take part in a questionnaire on how they might improve their service to the community.

One of the reoccurring issues, highlighted in the very useful feedback received, has been parking in Jamestown.

Police Inspector Jonathan Thomas said:

“Parking in Jamestown is an ongoing problem. Some drivers are not respecting the two hour parking rules and also ignoring the yellow lines – this then poses problems for other drivers. These restrictions are in place for valid reasons and we want to ensure that people respect them. 

“It is hoped that plans for a paid parking scheme in the future will alleviate some of the problems and thus reduce the need for Police-led enforcement.  However in the interim, on certain days, the Police will devote extra resources to conduct checks of the parking areas, with the first day being Friday.”

On Friday, 9 September 2016, Police will be monitoring the two hour car parks and yellow lines. The public will be given notice and informed of a planned parking exercise.

Drivers are asked to please be considerate. Your cooperation and compliance with the parking restrictions is appreciated.

SHG

7 September 2016

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