Call for action of roadside sales
COUNCILLORS are demanding an end to car sales being run from roadside verges. They want Trading Standards to outlaw the practice. Members of Royston Town Council s highways and general purposes committee were annoyed that no action has been taken to stop
COUNCILLORS are demanding an end to car sales being run from roadside verges.
They want Trading Standards to outlaw the practice.
Members of Royston Town Council's highways and general purposes committee were annoyed that no action has been taken to stop the roadside sales of vehicles.
They have highlighted an area at Old North Road near the Tesco store roundabout as where the problem is prominent.
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Speaking on Monday evening, Councillor Rod Kennedy told the committee: "I believe there has been a change in the law which means Trading Standards can take action."
At a previous meeting, the committee had been told that the sale of motor vehicles from a roadside could not be prevented because a bylaw was not in place.
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This prevented any action from enforcement officers at North Herts District Council.
But the committee was adamant that even though the practice may involve the selling of private cars it could still be seen as a business.
The committee decided that "a strongly-worded" letter should be sent to the district council calling for action.
Committee chairman Councillor Chris Barton said: "As much as anything else this a distraction to motorists approaching the roundabout.