The Southville Neighbourhood Policing Team receive numerous complaints from local businesses and residents complaining about the number of cars that breach the Pedestrian Zone driving restrictions on East Street on a daily basis.
Today 14/07/2021 members of the beat team were enforcing the Pedestrian Zone resulting in 15 tickets being issued to motorists in addition to numerous other motorists being given words of advice. PC 2120 RONEN was quotes as saying “MOTORISTS MUST OBAY THE PEDESTRIAN ZONE RESTRICTION SIGNS POSTED AT THE TOP OF EAST STREET. MANY RESIDENTS AND SHOP KEEPERS WERE HAPPY TO SEE US ENFORCING THE TRAFFIC ORDER, SOMETHING THAT WE WILL CONTINUE IN DUE COURSE”.
Motorists are reminded that they should not be driving down East Street between 7am – 7pm as they run the risk of receiving a ticket.
Wednesday 1st December, 2021
On Wednesday 26th January 2022 some of the Greater Bedminster Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) were out in force on East Street, Bedminster enforcing the Pedestrian Zone and surrounding area.
East Street has a pedestrian zone that was put in place by Bristol City Council which generally restricts cars from entering the zone daily between 7am to 7pm. In addition to this officers were looking at motorists ignoring the “No Right Turn” sign on East Street leading onto Dalby Avenue.
During this event officers issued 12 tickets to motorists. One motorist stopped was also dealt with for having no valid driving licence and vehicle insurance.
PC 869 INGRAM said “POLICE TRY TO ASSIST BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL IN ENFORCING THE PEDESTRIAN ZONE WHEN THEY CAN. THIS EVENT IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF OFFICERS BEING ABLE TO DETECT OTHER MOTORING OFFENCES AT THE SAME TIME AND DEAL WITH THEM ACCORDINGLY”. The Greater Bedminster NPT will be out again over the forthcoming weeks.