POLICE officers in the Scottish Borders have been out and about in the region today Wednesday October 19 2022 addressing illegal parking.

Officers from the Scottish Borders Police Community Action Team (CAT) spent the day in Peebles and Selkirk.

A total of 11 tickets were issued.

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The CAT was established in the region in 2018 to deal with a range of low level anti-social behaviour, including dog fouling, parking and minor crimes.

The CAT now consists of two sergeants and 12-officers who are funded by Scottish Borders Council in addition to the authorised strength of Police Scotland.

Officers are tasked by councillors to deal with specific quality of life issues affecting residents and respond accordingly.

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And the team provide the option of deploying dedicated officers in a high profile way to tackle issues impacting on communities.

Sergeant James Harrison - Community Action Team for the Borders area said: "A number of issues, including illegal parking, have been and will continue to be addressed by local officers.

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"On this occasion, with regard to illegal parking, six vehicles in Peebles and five in Selkirk, were issued parking tickets for a variety of parking offences."

Officers are also pointing out that a single yellow line designates parking restrictions between specific times (on Selkirk High Street, these apply between 0830hrs and 1730hrs).

During this period, the restrictions are the same as double yellow lines, which means no waiting at any time.