Message sent by
Darryl Hook (Police, PCSO, East Hampshire District)
It has been brought to our attention that vehicle obstruction in residential areas across the Butser Sector is a real concern to the local community.
Parking blocking a private driveway or on the pavement is the offence of 'unnecessary obstruction' and worst case scenario is that a vehicle could be towed away at the expense of the owner.
Please remember when parking you must leave room for vehicles to pass, local residents are concerned that emergency vehicles such as fire and ambulance would struggle to get past on a number of these roads across the sector during the busy periods and that pedestrians have to walk on the road due to blocked pavements.
I understand it can be difficult to find spaces because of the number of vehicles that are on the roads. Please just take a few seconds to look where you have parked, making sure you are not committing any offences. This is also for the safety of your children.