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How will Milford Street parking ban be policed?
11:13am Thursday 4th October 2012 in Letters
SO Wiltshire Council is going to impose a parking ban on Milford Street between 7pm and 7am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (Journal, September 27).
Mr Humphries (Wiltshire Council Cabinet member for public protection) said “People are forced to walk in the middle of the road on busy evenings as the pavements are narrow, and the move is designed to make the make the area safer.”
Has Mr Humphries walked along Fisherton Street, in particular by Barclays Bank and the bridge? If he has, he would have found it even worse here, where you have taxi ranks and buses causing no end of havoc.
At present traffic wardens are on duty from 7am until 8pm Monday to Friday. I’m not sure what hours they work on Saturdays. On Sundays, although parking charges start at 10am in the car parks, wardens are on duty from 7am to 6pm, booking people who have parked on double yellow lines.
So my questions are: Once this ban is in place, will traffic wardens be working 24/7? If not, who will be booking the vehicles parked during this time? How long before we have no street parking? How long before car parking charges will be in place 24 hours a day? How long will it be before Salisbury becomes a ghost town?
S JONES, Salisbury