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Reminder of civil enforcement activity in North East Lincolnshire

10:14 am, Friday, 24th July 2020 - 3 months ago

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Civil enforcement officers are continuing to carry out their duties patrolling the streets and car parks across North East Lincolnshire.

Following changes to Government guidelines, more people returning to work and the easing of lockdown restrictions in the area, civil enforcement activity will be taking place to ensure the safety of all residents, compliance of traffic restrictions and support social distancing measures in the borough.

Those key workers who were previously displaying an exemption slip from their employer will no longer be able to do this from Monday 3 August and parking enforcement will apply.

North East Lincolnshire Council, in line with Government guidance and other local authorities, will continue to allow NHS and health and social care workers displaying the correct exemption passes in their vehicles. This will be kept under review and Government guidance monitored.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “Civil enforcement officers began their full duties at the end of May, but to support residents and to allow for a phased return, took a relaxed approach to key workers displaying exemption slips.

“Alongside many other authorities, we will now be enforcing all parking restrictions, except for those exempt as outlined by the Government.

“We have a duty to ensure that the roads keep moving and people are able to park where they need to, more so as restrictions are further eased and people are able to move about more.”

NHS and health and social care workers must display the correct exemption pass in their vehicle which were distributed by Government. Example below.

Any other forms of exemption currently being used for free parking, such as company letters, pieces of paper and NHS roundel permits will not be permitted for use from the 3 August.

Civil enforcement is managed by the council’s regeneration partner, ENGIE.

For more information about parking and civil enforcement, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/parking.

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