Pledge to parents after parking row

PARENTS of young Bluntisham footballers, who were blitzed with parking tickets during a five-a-side fun day in Somersham three weeks ago, have been promised they will be able to park legally in future. Police acted swiftly after scores of complaints from

PARENTS of young Bluntisham footballers, who were blitzed with parking tickets during a five-a-side fun day in Somersham three weeks ago, have been promised they will be able to park legally in future.

Police acted swiftly after scores of complaints from residents of Parkhall Road, Loftsteads and The Trundle about illegally parked vehicles obstructing their access.

However, following intervention by The Hunts Post, they have acted equally quickly with Somersham Parish Council to negotiate future parking facilities at the village school grounds, near the playing field.

Police said the arrangement should have been in place for the fun day but somehow went wrong.


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Pc Jason Hunns, community beat manager for Ramsey South, which covers Somersham, said: "Several complaints were received from members of the public about illegal parking in the area and officers were sent to deal with it appropriately.

"Parking illegally is dangerous and increases the risk of there being an accident in which either motorists or pedestrians are injured.

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"People need to be aware of their responsibility to park sensibly and considerately, as this and speeding are two of the main concerns of local people.

"In future, we would ask people to leave themselves plenty of time to park before such events and, if necessary, park further away and walk in.

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