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Council begins parking clampdown with blue notices

Lincolnshire County Council’s parking wardens will begin handing out reminder notices to anyone parked in restricted areas from next week.

The blue warning notices will be placed on cars from November 19. These will not contain fines, as parking fines will come into practice on December 3, once the council takes over the duty.

Lincolnshire County Council will receive powers to enforce parking from the Department for Transport to reduce congestion from bad parking and support shops with parking bays nearby.

The fines will range between £50 and £70, reduced by half if paid within 14 days.

The 20 enforcement officers from the council can be spotted by their navy and green uniforms, and will enforce on street traffic restrictions, such as yellow lines or kerbs and bay waiting times.

The County Council believe there may be a rise in tickets issued at first due to the lack of tickets in recent years, but expect it to improve gradually.

As well as the blue warning notice, the council released a new online parking manual, which can be downloaded from its website, explaining the restrictions and fines.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council