Kevin Taylor, Chairman of Dedham Parish Council writes
We’re gonna go down to the river...............
And so it seems are many others. As Dedham residents, many of us are concerned about the impact that visitors are having on us. Your Councillors at all levels are aware of the issues and equally concerned. But please be aware that, as Dedham Parish Council, our ability and responsibilities are very much bounded by our county area.
Dedham village boundary is the centre of the river. The Essex border also ends at the centre of the river.
Your Parish Council’s ability to take action ends at the centre of the river.
The authority of your Colchester Borough Councillor, Nigel Chapman, ends at the centre of the river.
The authority of your Essex County Councillor, Anne Brown, ends at the centre of the river.
The ability of the North Essex Parking Partnership team to take action on parking infringements ends at the centre of the river.
The responsibility of the Colchester Borough Council ‘Zone team’ for litter and rubbish bins ends at the centre of the river.
The authority of Essex Police ends at the centre of the river.
Once over the bridge it all changes to the Suffolk equivalent structure. For instance, the yellow lines were only possible through the very much appreciated agreement with Stratford St. Mary Parish Council to support and implement the lines through the Suffolk government structure.
I guess that you are getting the message that whilst we are all very concerned, and we all try to influence Suffolk, we can only request and not demand action! The criminal act of littering is policed by Suffolk Police.
Yellow lines are a Suffolk Highways’ responsibility; parking enforcement is only possible through Ipswich Parking Services.
Whilst we are doing all we can to encourage a concerted cross-border approach, your help is needed to ensure that the authorities have an accurate view of the issues that affect us all. Parking on the verge side of double yellow lines ,such as on the pavements next to the bridge, on verges and in gateways is an offence.
So please report any incidents that you see to........
Police, call 999 emergency if you are feeling threatened. Call 101 non urgent - you will be asked which force you require.
Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour on the Suffolk side of the river.
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