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Verge and footway parking enforcement to begin

2:51 pm, Wednesday, 16th September 2020 - 2 weeks ago

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North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, has recently carried out a review of verge and footway parking in a number of villages across North East Lincolnshire.

Civil enforcement officers will be able to tackle verge and footway parking in New Waltham, Healing, Barnoldby le Beck and Humberston from Monday 28 September with new street exemptions and additional signage installed.

Verge and footway parking enforcement in these villages follows the statutory legal Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process and the required engagement with affected residents, parish councils and ward councillors.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio for environment and transport, said: “We’ve engaged with local councillors and residents and they have highlighted concerns that vehicles parking on grass verges and footways is allowing these villages to lose their character and appeal.

“We’ve listened to their views, gone through the required legal TRO process with our regeneration partner, ENGIE, and I’m delighted we’ve been able to support these local communities with this request.

“Vehicles parking on grass verges causes unnecessary damage and increases our costs of maintaining the verges as an authority. I would ask all residents to be mindful when parking their cars and where possible, avoid parking on verges not covered by restrictions to support our effort in maintaining the area’s appearance. Those that continue to park on grass verges or footways in these villages will be fined.

“These measures also provide a number of safety improvements to the villages by removing obstructions for pedestrians when on the footway.”

Signs have been installed on entry and exit of the verge parking enforcement zones, in addition to regular repeater signing within the zones to remind drivers of the restriction.

Those caught disobeying the restrictions face being issued with a fine by civil enforcement officers.

Further information about the Traffic Regulation Orders is available at www.nelincs.gov.uk/traffic-regulation-orders.

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