COWICK NEWSLETTER | Do you park on the pavement?

Except for specific exemptions such as Sussex Close and Wiltshire Close, under the Exeter Act you are not meant to park on the pavement.

This law prevents pavement parking which can block passage for wheelchair users, others with mobility difficulties and parents with buggies, as well as causing damage to the pavement and the utilities below.

There are some issues to do with city-wide signage that Devon County Council, as the highways authority, need to resolve but it is the intention to issue penaty charge notices from the autumn.

On a recent ward walk, Cllr Paul Bull noticed a possible flaw – people parking their cars over a dropped kerb access to their own driveway.

Investigations have revealed that parking here will not lead to a fine.