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Amazon parking vans on road and in layby

Reported via iOS in the Other public road issue category by Peterborough Fix My Street Community at 15:56, Sun 2 August 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2227177.

Report raised on behalf of community.

Amazon seem to be telling their delivery drivers to park their vans permanently and leave them around the streets and layby around Orton Southgate. The picture above shows 6 vans which have just been left. This is unacceptable, please investigate and stop them from doing this.

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    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 15:57, Sun 2 August 2020

  • The 6 vans shown in the photo parked on concrete area in front of the gates are on private land rather than the highway and as such the Council have no powers to tackle this issue. We can not claim that they are causing an obstruction of the highway or interfering with the safe use of the highway. Equally we cannot ascertain from the photos that the vans actually belong to Amazon and it would appear that the owners of the business beyond the gates have not sought to tackle this issue directly.

    In general Southgate Way is covered by a clearway order that prohibits parking on the carriageway and hence the Councils Parking Enforcement Team can take action against such vehicles. The restriction however does not extend or cover the grassed verges and we cannot enforce against any vehicle parked on the verge. I have copied in parking enforcement to make them aware of the potential for vans to be parked in contravention of the clearway restrictions.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 13:19, Tue 15 September 2020

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