Park sensibly plea for Moulton Seas End

Children and parents in Moulton Seas End complaining about speeding and illegal parking on footpaths.
Children and parents in Moulton Seas End complaining about speeding and illegal parking on footpaths.

Residents are being urged to park sensibly in Moulton Seas End after complaints that vehicles are being left illegally on pavements in the village.

Insp Jim Tyner, community policing inspector for Spalding, told parish councillors that his officers would monitor the problem in areas such as Common Road while also tackling motorists who speed through the village.

The police response was confirmed at a council meeting on Tuesday after members and residents’ complaints about illegal parking in Pipwell Gate and outside The Golden Lion pub in Seas End Road.

A parish council spokeswoman said: “The original concern regarding parking on the pavement occurred on Common Road outside a residential property and also near to The Golden Lion.

“Parking was also very close to the junction of Pipwell Gate and was deemed to be an ‘accident waiting to happen.’

“This has been raised before with the police and they have been monitoring the problem, but Insp Tyner made it quite clear that the police relied on Community Policing Panels to identify issued that needed targeting within the district.

“The current priority was to tackle speeding through Moulton Seas End and this has been targeted along with the parking issues.

“It is hoped that the public will park sensibly and adhere to the law when either visiting family or out for a meal at the pub.”

In a letter to the council, Insp Tyner said: “The Parish Council has expressed concern regarding illegal parking in Moulton Seas End.

“This is an issue tat we are already aware of and have been giving some attention to during our normal patrols.”