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Changes to Marine Walk Car Park in Cleethorpes coming into force

4:01 pm, Friday, 27th October 2023 - 8 months ago


North East Lincolnshire Council and its delivery partner, Equans, are introducing new parking arrangements to prevent the unauthorised use of motorhomes at Marine Walk Car Park in Cleethorpes.

New parking charges and a height restriction gate, leading towards the car park, will be in operation from Wednesday 1 November.

The height restrictor, signage and lining works were installed in September this year and the gate has been open since. However, from 1 November, the gate will be closed and in operation.

Warning notices will be placed on all vehicles using the car park up until Tuesday 31 October to make drivers aware of the upcoming changes being introduced and the need to register their vehicle when parking in the car park from 1 November.

New parking charges will also come into effect on Wednesday 1 November, which includes up to two hours of free parking and a £1.50 parking charge for those wanting to park for more than two hours (with a maximum stay of 10 hours), Monday to Sunday, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.

Marine Walk Car Park would be open for use for vehicles (except motorhomes), but overnight parking is not permitted. The car park will close at 10pm and no overnight parking or camping is permitted. The maximum period for which vehicles may wait is between 6am to 10pm.

To use the car park, you must register your vehicle using the PayByPhone app/website/phone number to validate your parking for both the free of charge first two hours and also the £1.50 parking charge when parking for more than two hours. More information on this can be found on the parking board that is situated within the car park.

A ticket machine will not be available in Marine Walk Car Park due to an increased risk of attempted theft and damage due to the remote location. There is also a high risk of connectivity issues to the machine due to its location and a constant signal and service is needed to retain data.

Park and stride for as little as £1.50 for up to 10 hours of parking in Cleethorpes allowing you to get your steps in.

Free parking for all Blue Badge holders displaying a valid badge.

Caravans, motor caravans or quad bikes are not permitted in the car park at any time.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “These changes to Marine Walk Car Park, including the first two hours of free parking, mean locals and visitors who may want to enjoy a stroll along the beach are able to do so without the need to pay for a full day’s parking ticket. If they choose to take a longer walk, then a small fee of £1.50 is all that is required.

He added: “It is important we see action being taken at this car park due to the continued unauthorised use by motorhome owners, which have been preventing others to park. The measures that are being implemented mean many other vehicle users will be able to benefit from this parking facility going forward.”

Motorhomes can be parked during the daytime only at Grant Street Car Park. North East Lincolnshire Council and its delivery partner Equans are continuing to work with the Environment Agency in order to progress with the proposed trial of a designated overnight parking provision for motorhomes on Thrunscoe Land in Cleethorpes, before being able to progress to planning.

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