Advice on parking given

Motorists are being urged to check for signs and lines when looking for somewhere to park, as the county council moves closer to starting parking enforcement on December 3.

A new Parking Enforcement Procedures Manual gives motorists information about how they can park safely and with consideration for others, sticking to the parking regulations in place.

Mick Phoenix, Parking Services Manager, said: “We’re sure that people are getting used to the idea that parking restrictions will be enforced more regularly. We want to do all we can to help explain what these restrictions include.”

Coun William Webb, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “We are one of the last places in the country to apply for these powers, something the government is encouraging all local authorities to do. This isn’t about making any money, this is about helping to keep people moving safely, reducing congestion and inconsiderate parking, along with supporting those businesses with parking bays nearby.”

The new manual can be viewed online in the downloads section by visiting Further details and tips can also be found online.