Illegally parked? New council powers can see your car towed, with a £150 retrieval fee

93418585 2823845991067459 1611064888682086400 O.jpg
93418585 2823845991067459 1611064888682086400 O.jpg

TOW AWAY POWERS?

The thousands of people that descended on Bournemouth Beach this summer, with many motorists illegally parking nearby, has prompted the local authority there to adopt special powers to tow away cars.

This new power is being trialled. I will be watching this with interest. I get really frustrated by a small number of motorists here that completely disregard the needs of pedestrians, including those using mobility scooters, wheelchairs and buggies by selfishly parking across pavements leaving no room for them to get by.

I have always thought that a tougher line should be taken against motorists who don't understand that pavements are for pedestrians, not for car parking.

If it is successful in Bournemouth and Christchurch, I have in mind trying to persuade the Conservative run District Council here to follow suit. What do you think?

https://www.advertiserandtimes.co.uk/illegally-parked-towed…

Illegally parked? New council powers can see your car towed, with a £150 retrieval fee

ILLEGALLY parked cars can now be towed away under new powers introduced across the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area.

SIGN UP FOR DAVID'S NEWSLETTER

Sign up to David's latest stories which are delivered to your inbox in the morning. Please note: your details including your email address will not be sold or given to a third party. 
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Leave a Comment





Search the site

Latest Totton Stories

117265421 3106693436116045 5474664160624006923 O.jpg

August 6 2020

TOWN PARK COLOUR The Civic Park in the centre of Totton provides a real splash …

TOWN PARK COLOUR The Civic Park in the centre of Totton provides a real splash of colour, even into August. It's very well maintained and a credit to the team that look after it. Green spaces in urban towns are so very important. They need to be planned and provided for. The absence of them…

117122698 159602305646189 2973788870693845728 N.jpg

August 4 2020

Totton Armed Forces Supporters and the Totton and Eling Royal British Legion wil…

Totton Armed Forces Supporters and the Totton and Eling Royal British Legion will lay a wreath at Totton Memorial on Saturday 15th August at 11am to mark 75 years since both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War. We will remember them 🌺

117226854 3101385999980122 3504655988354377542 N.jpg

August 4 2020

TRUTH ABOUT THE TRAIN GATES With all the renewed interest in restoring the Wate…

TRUTH ABOUT THE TRAIN GATES With all the renewed interest in restoring the Waterside Passenger railway service, a lot of people have contacted me and said that they are puzzled as to why I am supporting something that has the potential for making the waiting times at Totton train gates even longer. I live in…

117165136 3100979646687424 1481805697316671659 N.jpg

August 4 2020

BUSINESS DOMINATED WATERSIDE In my nightmares, I have a vision of Totton and th…

BUSINESS DOMINATED WATERSIDE In my nightmares, I have a vision of Totton and the Waterside being completely dominated by business interests, at cost to the environment and the people that live here. We already have a very substantial amount of commerce and industry here, including a lot of large facilities that serve the nearby city…

Revealed: The Top 11 Pollution Hotspots In Southampton

August 3 2020

Secure cycle parking is vital to getting more people on bikes

NEEDED IN TOTTON I very much agree with the need to provide secure cycle parking facilities. In particular, Totton train station has one of the worst records in the UK for cycle thefts. It's a huge barrier to anyone thinking of leaving an expensive bike there, whilst taking the train. On the planned list of…