Monday, 8 March 2010
I receive lots of complaints about damage to grass verges by inconsiderate parking. Several areas in Lingfield Ward suffer from this problem. There is however confusion about how to deal with it, The police are unsure about their role in enforcement and the council is the same. I and several other councillors have tried for clarification but it about as clear as mud. Criminal damage to grass verges to me is an offence, but because it is a vehicle is it is not a motoring offence. who should prosecute the offenders, again not clear. the council as the land owner or the police with their legal powers. Perhaps its time to form a real partnership and work together. for the benefit of the resident and our grassed areas.