Civil enforcement officers have resumed their full duties patrolling the streets and car parks across North East Lincolnshire.
Following changes to Government guidelines allowing residents to travel for exercise and more people returning to work, full civil enforcement activity must now restart to ensure the safety of all residents, ensure compliance of traffic restrictions in the area and support social distancing measures.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said:
“At the start of this pandemic, we eased civil enforcement restrictions to support the local community, volunteers and key workers in being able to park close to where they need to be for an unlimited amount of time and for free.
“We will continue to allow this for NHS and health & social care workers displaying the correct exemption slips in their vehicle’s windscreen. Any of these workers who may receive a PCN should be encouraged and supported to appeal, with supporting evidence of their work.
“However, as we see more traffic return to our streets, we need to ensure that the roads keep moving smoothly and that local residents and businesses are able to park where they need to as restrictions are eased.
“Additionally, we must make sure that vehicles, including emergency services, can get around the area uninterrupted and pedestrians have the room available to support social distancing.”
For more information about parking and civil enforcement visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/parking.