Council parking policy available to residents

Residents in Lincolnshire are being invited to comment on a new potential parking policy for the county.

The policy, which can be viewed online, looks at how the County Council will take over Civil Parking Enforcement from the police.

The aims of the proposal are to ensure a consistent approach to parking, ease congestion with restrictions, and support local economies.

It also covers on street parking, the County Council’s responsibility, and off street parking, the district council’s responsibility.

Mike Nicholls, Highways Network Manager, said: “We need to refresh our current parking policy to reflect the new responsibilities we’d have after taking over Civil Parking Enforcement from the police.

“We’re looking to achieve a more comprehensive and consistent approach to parking across the county, working alongside our district council colleagues.

“We want to strike the right balance between keeping traffic moving and making sure residents and businesses are happy.

“We’d really welcome people’s views on the proposals, so please get in touch.”

The consultation begins July 22 until September 30. A hard copy can be requested by calling 01522 553053.

Responses have to be done in writing or email before the closing date by either using the link on the policy page, emailing parkingpolicy@lincolnshire.gov.uk or by post to Parking Policy Consultation Response, Communities, 4th Floor, City Hall, Lincoln LN1 1DN.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council | Photo: Craig Campbell