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Trial to help bin lorries access Cleethorpes street to be made permanent

3:31 pm, Monday, 9th August 2021 - 3 years ago


A trial which has prohibited parking at certain times to help bin lorries access a street in Cleethorpes has been made permanent.

The decision made by Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, comes after an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) covering the Edward Street/William Street junction area was introduced last September.

It comes following the trial that has seen bin lorries now able to access Edward Street which was previously regularly obstructed by parked cars.

The ETRO introduced no waiting or loading restrictions on and opposite the junction of Edward Street and William Street to prevent parking between the hours of 7am and 2:30pm on collection days every Tuesday and Thursday. 

A single yellow line is marked on the carriageway and signs were installed clearly displaying the restricted times. People parking on these lines during the specified times and days face a fine.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “When we introduced this trial last year, we stated it would be dependent on the results and it is reassuring to hear from colleagues in waste services that vehicles are no longer obstructing their lorries and preventing collections.

“This project has been a great piece of co-ordination between our waste service and highway officials at ENGIE to develop a solution for the benefit of residents on these streets.

“It is vital we support the waste service in carrying out their essential duties and at the same time, support local residents in having their waste collected – made possible by the continuation of this trial.” 

Highway officials will now wait for the statutory call-in period to be observed before finalising the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) in the coming weeks, subject to no call-in being received.

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