Saturday, 31 July 2021

Regatta restrictions result in cars being towed

ELEVEN cars were towed away for being parked illegally in a Henley street.

Oxfordshire County Council introduced a no parking traffic restriction in Deanfield Avenue during the regatta.

Police issued parking tickets to the cars before 24-7 Rescue & Recovery, of High Wycombe, towed the vehicles away on Thursday last week.

Phil Buckett, of Deanfield Road, said: “Seven trucks were there at about 10.30am. It was quite a sight. One of the cars had been left in gear so it was more difficult to tow away.

“You can park there normally but during the regatta the police put out cones because of the traffic diversion and clearly people ignored them. The cars all had police parking stickers on them.”

Trevor Beales, of St Anne’s Close, said: “I went down there at about 8am because I was doing an office clean and there were parking tickets on them. It was quite a sight with all the pick-up trucks and their yellow flashing lights. There were a couple of policemen on motorbikes going up and down the road as well.”

No one at 24-7 Rescue & Recovery was available for comment.

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