Drivers caught by new Hatfield parking scheme

PUBLISHED: 12:59 11 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:49 11 July 2017

Roe Green Lane, as shown on Google Street View.

Roe Green Lane, as shown on Google Street View.

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More than 300 people were warned for ignoring new parking restrictions in Hatfield in their first six days, despite a consultation and ample warnings.

Between Monday, July 3, when a residents’ parking zone was introduced in the Roe Green area, and Saturday, wardens fixed 303 warning notices to vehicles parked without permits.

Including the invitation to the consultation that approved it, the borough council has sent residents five letters about the scheme.

A spokesman said: “Residents were invited to apply for their permits in order to avoid fines as this scheme specifically targets non-residents parking in residential areas, as was the concern of local people.

“For the time being, until July 16, all penalty notices affixed to windscreens are warnings whilst everyone gets acquainted with the new regulations.”

One Facebook user claimed that street notices warning non-residents of the scheme had been deliberately obscured by vandals.

The scheme applies to parts of De Havilland Close, Haven Close, St Peters Close, St Albans Road West, Pond Croft, Orchard Mead, Day Mead, Days Close, Meadow Dell, Meadow Croft, Roe Green Lane, Comet Road, and Cavendish Way.

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