Truro staff to look into parking woes at park

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TRURO - Improvements need to be made at a Truro landmark, says a Ward 3 councillor.
Sharron Byers said many events are held at Victoria Park but parking is not always available to accommodate the vehicles.
"We have got to do something about encouraging people go to Victoria Park. As soon as we get those poor souls there we give them a ticket," she said. "We have no place for them to park."
She said some days the town could make a "real killing" on tickets written by the town's police force. She cited roads near the park such as Landsdoon Place.
"If we're going to have activities in the park, we have to find a place to park them," Byers added. "I don't know what the answer is but I do know it's our responsibility."
Police chief David MacNeil said there are signs posted and the streets are narrow, causing a safety issue.
"When it's busy on Canada Day and things like that (and) people park on both sides of the streets it's impossible for a fire truck or an ambulance to get up those streets," he said. "It's not about trying to make money or discourage people from going to the park."
Byers also raised concerns about people parking at the entrance to the park where parking is also prohibited.
Staff will look for a solution.
The fines can be $15 under the town's bylaw or $82 if a provincial summary offence ticket is issued for a first offence. A ticket for a second offence is $132 while the fine for a third offence is $232.

Geographic location: Victoria Park

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