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Council prepares to tackle on-street parking

Lincolnshire County Council is reminding residents to be more aware of parking signs and lines, as it will take on parking enforcement in Autumn.

Soon, around 20 Civil Enforcement Officers will be placed around the county to tackle issues regarding motorists street parking where they shouldn’t.

Duties will revolve around enforcing current on-street parking restrictions, such as single yellow lines, yellow kerb markings, and limited waiting times.

To know more about the officers and what they will be monitoring, visit the council website, which includes a number of FAQs.

Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, Councillor William Webb, said: “Motorists who stick to the signs and lines on the roads have absolutely nothing to worry about.

“We want to do all we can to keep traffic moving safely around the county, helping to reduce congestion and supporting local shops that have restricted parking bays outside.

“Once approval has been received from the Department for Transport, we will take over responsibility for on-street parking enforcement from the police, in line with government guidance.

“The hope is for the scheme to be self-funding, it’s not about making money. Indeed it will most certainly not be a profit-making venture.

“Do check out our website for more details, or call us. People need to be aware that the rules will be more regularly enforced now, and that they need to take care when looking for somewhere to park.

“Although we don’t want to issue any tickets at all, we expect the number to increase at first as people get used to this change.”

Source: Lincolnshire County Council | Photo: Andy Jakeman