Car cruiser fined in Stockport

A man has been issued a fixed penalty notice for car cruising in Stockport.

The offence took place at the Asda car park on Warren Street on 22nd March 2018.

The offender has paid the fine within the early payment reduction period, coming to £60.

Following a public consultation in 2016, Stockport Council introduced a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to combat car cruising in the borough.

Car cruising are gatherings of car owners, often involving between 2 and 200 vehicles and has taken place in car parks around the Borough. The organisers of these events have no permission or authorisation to use car parks for car cruising.

Caroline Simpson, Corporate Director for Place at Stockport Council, said: “The Council will continue to crack down on car cruisers in the borough. Car cruising is very dangerous and have a negative impact in our Town Centre. Car parks should be available for residents and businesses to use without having to deal with these anti-social activities.”

Further information about the order can be found on the Democracy website.