Nails found on Norfolk village road plagued with parking problems | Great Yarmouth News


PUBLISHED: 10:57 12 February 2020

A year-round ban on parking in Beach Road, Winterton, comes into force on Monday January 13.
This picture, taken over Christmas 2019, shows vehicles encroaching on the dunes as visitors flock for a festive walk or to see the seals Picture: Liz Coates

A year-round ban on parking in Beach Road, Winterton, comes into power on Monday January 13.
This image, taken over Christmas 2019, exhibits autos encroaching on the dunes as guests flock for a festive stroll or to see the seals Picture: Liz Coates

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Nails thought to have been thrown on a road infamous for parking may have been put there by a villager, parish councillors have been instructed.


Winterton, a magnet for wildlife lovers, has been plagued with parking problems. Picture: ANTONY KELLYWinterton, a magnet for wildlife lovers, has been plagued with parking problems. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The nails had been found on Beach Road in Winterton, a slim lane between the dunes steadily clogged by automobiles taking folks to see the seals.

New guidelines banning drivers from parking on the northern aspect of the road all 12 months spherical got here into power in January.

Nigel Coe, member of Winterton Parish Council, stated the nails had been found earlier than the ban was launched.

They had been picked up by dogwalkers who reported the incident to police.

A car with a parking ticket in Winterton. Picture: Archant.A automobile with a parking ticket in Winterton. Picture: Archant.

Mr Coe stated: “Whether it was by a disgruntled villager, who is aware of. The police had been stunned on the quantity [of nails].

“They thought it was a couple of nuts and screws. It’s much more.”

Chairman Mark Bobby stated: “I do know we have got parking points however that is in all probability not one of the simplest ways to attain a consequence.”

Over latest weeks police and county council enforcement officers have been out ticketing illegally parked automobiles on Beach Road and calls have been made for a warning signal to be put in advising drivers of the change.

The penalty cost notices carry a £70 penalty diminished to £35 if paid inside 14 days from the issuing of the fantastic.

The parish council has additionally made a name for a joined-up method to dealing with the parking problems which have plagued the village.

There had been chaotic scenes over Christmas 2017 when automobiles blocked the road and had been pushed over the pavement onto the dunes.

The council is at the moment gathering details about parking and congestion problems that noticed tailbacks out of the village on New Year’s Day.

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Mr Bobby stated the village was a vacation spot and the problems weren’t simply parking, however folks eroding the dunes and disturbing the seals.

A joined up method was wanted involving the seashore automobile park, the seal wardens, police and villagers.

All parking choices, together with the college and the ten areas on the recreation floor, ought to be thought of, Mr Bobby stated.

He additionally warned efforts to deal with parking and dashing had been more likely to take time to sort out.



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