Green Street motorists to attend parish hall inquiries

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AT least five people have been warned to appear at parish hall inquiries this month after they were caught ignoring no-entry signs in Green Street.

nDrivers going the right way up Green Street

Officers from the St Helier honorary police have begun carrying out patrols of the area following a number of complaints about drivers failing to adhere to the new rules.

And Centenier Danny Scaife has warned that those caught deliberately flouting the law will be dealt with ‘robustly’, adding that more checks were due to take place.

‘We had officers down there yesterday on two occasions between 8.30am and 11am and they booked five people. I think it tends to be early and late morning when there are problems,’ he said.

‘We also gave words of advice to a few people who had got confused while trying to access Maison de la Corderie. I think we will be talking to Growth Housing and Environment about making it more clear down there.

‘I think over the next few months we will be having officers going down there about once a week and I would hope the States police might try to do the same.’

Earlier this week, it was reported that drivers were having arguments, gesticulating at each other and having ‘Mexican stand-offs’ on the street. But Mr Scaife said the problems were nothing new in St Helier.

‘One of the problems you have when you reverse roads like this, or make them one-way, is it takes people time to get used to it. We had the same problem in Gas Place when the same thing happened there,’ he said.

He added that those caught accidentally breaking the rules would be educated rather than penalised.

Ed Taylor

By Ed Taylor

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