UPDATE: Wisbech town centre re-opens after ambulance hit scaffolding

The scene afte an ambulance struck scaffolding in Wisbech earlier today
The scene afte an ambulance struck scaffolding in Wisbech earlier today
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Part of the centre of Wisbech has re-opened after an ambulance struck scaffolding earlier today.

Police said they had been waiting for a structural engineer to assess the damage following the incident this morning.

However, in a Twitter post a short time ago, they said the area was being re-opened.

The incident came amid renewed focus on parking issues in the town centre, which have seen around 150 fixed penalty notices issued to drivers in the last few weeks.

A motorist has also been fined for parking illegally in the area where the ambulance struck the scaffolding, which police claim contributed to today’s incident. The car involved has been removed.

The campaign was launched after concerns were raised by fire crews, residents and business leaders about the problem.

And many of those fined made it difficult for emergency service vehicles to be able to get through.

The town centre has a controlled parking zone (CPZ), which permits access to the town centre via Hill Street and Church Terrace with parking in designated bays only.