Sunny spat on roads renews parking concerns in Heacham

South Beach in Heacham. Photo: SUBMITTED.
South Beach in Heacham. Photo: SUBMITTED.

Things got heated in Heacham in more ways than one last weekend after the scorching spring weather led to an altercation.

Traffic on South Beach Road came to a standstill on Sunday, which eventually led to the police being called to the scene after a disagreement broke out.

It is alleged that after a vehicle reversed into another, that an altercation ensued between the two parties and reportedly resulted in two people being assaulted.

One caravan park resident has raised concerns about parking on South Beach Road previously, and said things have not improved.

Sharon Sawford, who spoke to the Lynn News about issues on the road in September, said: “It seems like we are already having a repeat of last year’s problems.

“I was not at my caravan at the weekend but friends were and apparently the problems with traffic led to a confrontation where police had to be called, and we are only in April.”

Chairman of Heacham Parish Council Michael Williamson said he was aware that there had been travel issues in the village at the weekend, and he had been told that vehicles were parking on both sides of the road.

He said: “It is already a narrow road, but if people are parking there then there is a risk of people getting hurt.

“We are back to asking are the borough providing enough car parking spaces and are they charging too much?”

Mr Williamson said he had fears that potential visitors might go elsewhere due to the parking situation.

“It is very concerning, if people can’t park they are going to go elsewhere and the businesses lose out.”

Police officers confirmed that they were called to an altercation on South Beach Road on Sunday at around 3pm, but no arrests were made.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact PC Scott Lammas at Hunstanton Police Station on 101.