POLICE are to get tough with parking problems in a Huddersfield village.
They have warned motorists that tickets will be issued leading to fines and penalty points on licences after receiving a flood of complaints in Skelmanthorpe.
People are parking on double yellow lines outside the Co-op on Commercial Road and Barclays Bank on Station Road.
They are also parking on the zig-zag lines next to the pelican crossing on Commercial Road.
Pc Adrian Whitehead, of Huddersfield traffic police, said: "We are acting after receiving several complaints about the way people are parking in the centre of Skelmanthorpe.
"Kirklees Council is also looking at the problem and will put up some new signs.
"We are publicising what we aim to do so no-one can complain when we start to take enforcement action.
"There will be no warnings. We will be handing out tickets."
People caught on the double yellow lines face a £30 fine.
Those caught on the zig-zags face a £60 fine and three penalty points on their licences.
Pc Whitehead added: "This is all about road safety. People know they must not park on double yellow or zig-zag lines, but they are doing that in Skelmanthorpe and then going into the bank or to do their shopping."
Sgt Danny Groiser added: "Indiscriminate parking can potentially cause serious accidents.
"If someone was on the double yellow lines or the zig zags and a child was trying to cross, drivers would probably not see them until the last moment.
"The parked cars would obscure both the child's and the driver's vision."