Car parking update

This article was published in 2000, in Newsletter 28.

There has recently been some publicity for Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s recruitment drive to employ more traffic wardens. A police personnel officer told me ‘In recognition of the continuing problems caused by parking issues for people who live and work in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Constabulary are currently undertaking a media campaign to recruit additional traffic wardens.’

In the meantime, several of our members have been corresponding, at some length, with various Cambridgeshire Constabulary officers on the subject. I think it would be fair to say that not everyone at Parkside quite agrees about the extent and severity of the problem. So we will be distributing copies of a newly-produced postcard to make it easy for cyclists to report obstructions to the police. Members will find copies enclosed in this Newsletter, and they can be collected from the Saturday Stall.

It’s not just cyclists who are frustrated by illegal car parking; we’ve discovered that it’s a big problem for buses too. We have been asked to provide copies of the postcard to the Park and Ride sites and will be delighted to do so!

Clare Macrae