Exmouth police highlight parking enforcement changes

EXMOUTH neighbourhood police team are reminding residents officers no longer have any powers to enforce parking issues.

EXMOUTH neighbourhood police team are reminding residents officers no longer have any powers to enforce parking issues.

Officers said the rule change applies to vehicles parked on yellow lines, disabled bays, limited waiting and loading bays.

The police said parking issues were now enforced and managed by East Devon District Council, utilising civil enforcement officers.

Anyone with parking concerns is asked to contact the district council.


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The police said vehicles for sale on the roadside also fell within the responsibility of the district council.

PC Mat Helm said: "The only parking issue the police will now deal with is obstructions, such as a road being blocked by a parked vehicle.

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"Vehicle trading at the side of the road is now being actively enforced by EDDC under the Cleaner Neighbourhoods Act.

"It is an offence to trade more than one vehicle at the side of the road, although you can privately sell a vehicle.

"It is illegal to think you can make money by buying and selling cars and using the road side to do so.

"Obviously we would remind owners to be considerate to local residents in not obstructing driveways and remembering this -'how would I feel if people were doing this outside my house?'.

"If you are potential buyer, don't forget to use one of the many organisations out there that do history checks for a very small fee. "That way you know what you are buying.

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