Police get tough on illegal Bangor High Street parking


Geraint Jones


POLICE have pledged to get tough on motorists illegally parking on Bangor High Street.

Unauthorised vehicles could face a £30 fine as North Wales Police takes a “more aggressive stance” in the pedestrianised zone.

Inspector Simon Barrasford of North Wales Police said officers’ main concern was for the public.

He added: “Over the last two weeks officers have spoken to a number of motorists and warned and educated them about the restrictions in the pedestrian zone on the High Street.

“That period of grace is now over and breaches will be met with enforcement and fines.”

Access to the High Street is restricted to Blue Badge disabled drivers and delivery vehicles and only between 4.30pm and 10am the following day.

Mayor of Bangor councillor Bryn Hughes Mayor of Bangor fully supported tougher sanctions for offenders.

He said: “Police have spent the last two weeks educating motorists and offering friendly advice but it appears this was ignored by some inconsiderate individuals who continue to disregard restrictions and drive into the High Street illegally.

“This next stage of their operation is a must and I hope this will cement into peoples minds that Bangor High Street is a pedestrian zone and our over riding priority is the safety of people using the area particularly the disabled and vulnerable.

Cllr Hughes said: “The fact local police have been able to find resources particularly under tight financial constraints and limited personnel is commendable and I’m sure their action will not prove popular with motorists but it is vital in order to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone using the High Street. ”

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