Inconsiderate drivers targeted

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File pic - A Scarborough Council Parking Attendant working in The Crescent. 093357v 'pic Andrew Higgins 14/08/09 'in News'ticket 'car parking 'civil enforcement officer'warden

Drivers in Scarborough town will now find a ticket on the windscreen even when they have not broken parking rules.

Scarborough Council is giving its traffic wardens the power to issue tickets when they see examples of inconsiderate parking in a trial supported by the police.

Unlike parking tickets, the ‘considerate parking notices’ will not carry fines but will encourage drivers to think about where they leave their vehicles.

However, the council has said it could issue penalty charges to “persistent offenders”.

If successful, the scheme could be rolled out across North Yorkshire.

Cllr Andrew Backhouse, Scarborough Council’s cabinet member for parking, said: “We recognise the need in our borough to retain valuable parking space where possible and go as far as we can in tackling public concerns about anti-social parking.

“By highlighting the issues and asking motorists to be more considerate, we hope the need for further regulation and enforcement can be avoided.”