New CCTV Application by Peterborough Council
Peterborough Council to apply for a new government CCTV scheme to crackdown on illegal parking in the city centre.
17:26 25 August 2021
Peterborough City Council has confirmed plans to apply for a new government CCTV scheme to catch and fine motorists who illegally park in the city centre.
The move follows concerns about cars that are being parked in designated pedestrian only areas in the city, including town square, Long Causeway and King Street.
Council Leader, Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald, posted a video on August 16 showing a red Volkswagen parked illegally on Long Causeway, just outside the Paddy Power and Greggs on the street.
He tweeted: “I’m frustrated by this behaviour - but we are working on a solution and I will be asking @CambsCops to take action against these offenders! We can only do what we are allowed to right now as the law stands! No amount of trolling me or the Council will change that!”
He added that the council had limited powers to deal with the issue at present.
In earlier tweets, he said: “That is perhaps a question best directed to Cambridgeshire Constabulary as we have limited powers at present to prevent it or ticket anyone caught doing it. But I am pursuing these powers for the council and as soon as we can we will certainly issue penalty notices!
“As for evidence and improvements - in the future the use of ANPR / CCTV will be admissible as evidence presently it is not! People who park illegally and where it is in our powers can expect to be ticketed now - we just have to catch them!