Police warning over bad parking in Shibden

Drivers could face fines and points on your license

Police and partners are warning motorists visiting Shibden to park responsibly or risk a fine after concerns were raised over illegal parking.

The site has grown in popularity for visitors and tourists as the filming location for the BBC’s Gentleman Jack series, and although the building remains closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, the surrounding park is expected to become busier in the summer months with walkers.

However motorists parking on Shibden Hall Road - where there are double white lines - has resulted in safety concerns, notably putting pedestrians walking along the road in danger from oncoming traffic and blocking access for emergency service vehicles.

Calderdale’s Road Safety Partnership – made up of neighbourhood policing officers and officers from Calderdale Council – launched a two week campaign which started on 15 June, which sees officers engaging with motorists and highlighting the issue to those parking illegally.

The engagement is running until 6 July. From 6 July onwards warning letters will be issued to motorists parked on the road to further highlight the issue.

Enforcement action will then start from 27 July and those who continue to park on the road will face a £100 fixed penalty notice and three penalty points.

Inspector Ben Doughty, of the Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We welcome visitors to Calderdale and are pleased to see the area growing in popularity.

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