Crackdown on inconsiderate drivers in Chesterfield

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Police are set to crackdown on inconsiderate drivers in Chesterfield after an ambulance was unable to get to a woman who collapsed.

Officers are being inundated with calls about vehicles parked in the pedestrianised areas in and around the Market Place, next to the Market Hall and in New Square.

Now police have issued a reminder to park legally and considerately in designated areas.

Sgt Nick Booth, of the Chesterfield Town Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Towards the end of August we had an incident where a woman had collapsed in this area and the ambulance crew had difficulty getting to her due to the high number of parked vehicles.

“The vehicles can also cause issues for the large amount of pedestrians visiting this area on busy days, which can, of course, affect their safety.”

The area is controlled by signs located at the top of Glumangate, which allows traders access for loading and unloading only.

Disabled badge holders are also permitted to park in designated areas on Glumangate.

There is no parking for vehicles next to the Market Hall and along to New Square.

Sgt. Booth added: “It is really important that drivers park both legally and considerately, with respect for others using the area. Please park only in the designated areas.

“We will be patrolling the area and taking action against any drivers found breaching the parking restrictions to help us ensure the safety of everyone using the town centre area.”

To contact the Chesterfield Town Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, or email chesterfield.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.

Have you had problems with inconsiderate drivers? Do you think there are enough places to park in the town?