People trying to sell their vehicles on street sides in
Cromwell have officially been warned the activity violates
the Central Otago District Council's Trading in Public Places
Council planning and environment manager Louise van der Voort
said the number of vehicles advertised for sale and parked on
Cromwell roadsides, particularly near the pool on Barry Ave,
had ''generated some complaints'' in recent weeks.
She said notices informing people of the bylaw had been
placed on the vehicles and it had then become apparent that
''not everybody was aware of our bylaw''.
In one day, council officers had placed 11 notices on cars in
''They were all removed quite quickly, all that day.''
The bylaw states: ''No person shall in any public place
engage in, trade or expose for sale any goods or services of
any description without having first obtained a licence from
When notices are left on the vehicles, the registration
numbers and vehicle details are recorded and if they are
found to be still advertised for sale in that or another
place, under the bylaw, the council can take enforcement
Ms van der Voort said that could involve taking people to
court, although that had not happened before.
She said it was a district-wide bylaw and, in the past, there
had been similar problems with vehicles parked on Centennial
Ave in Alexandra.
• Cromwell residents were also reminded of the council's dog
control policy after the council received several complaints
about dogs in the town's mall and in Old Cromwell. Dogs are
prohibited in both those areas.