Police monitoring match day parking issues

10 Nov 2016 08:48 AM

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Police are urging football supporters in Wooler to park considerately

The advice comes after the Neighbourhood Policing Team have received a number of complaints about people coming into Wooler and parking near the Glendale football league ground when children are playing matches on Saturday mornings.

The popular fixtures have brought increasing pressure on the available local parking spaces and has led to some problems.

Neighbourhood Inspector Liz Hall said: "We want to remind parents of young players and their supporters to behave considerately when they park here. There is parking available at Wooler FC or Ferguson's Yard and we would urge people to use these premises. We are aware there have been some verbal arguments between visitors and residents about this issue and we are keen to prevent further problems.

"Be aware that nuisance and illegal parking on pathways, blocking driveways and causing obstructions causes a big concern for residents.

"Careless parking causes problems for other motorists in the area, for pedestrians and people living nearby.

"It also creates a potential safety risk for people as inconsiderately parked cars reduce visibility for pedestrians trying to cross roads and can be dangerous.

"We are appealing to people to think about where they are parking, to prevent further complaints."

Neighbourhood officers will continue to monitor the issue and carry out patrols in the area.

Anyone with concerns about road safety or other issues can contact their local neighbourhood policing team on 101.