Motorists breaching parking restrictions will get warning notices, as a helpful reminder, during a two week period of grace before parking enforcement starts on 3rd December.
The county council expects to receive new parking enforcement powers on 30 November from the Department for Transport, helping to keep people moving around the county, reduce congestion from inconsiderate parking and support shops with parking bays close by.
Parking Services Manager, Mick Phoenix, said: “Starting on Monday 19 November, we’re issuing blue ‘warning notices’ as a helpful reminder to motorists that parking restrictions are in place where they have left their vehicle.
“We’re doing all we can to raise awareness that we’re starting parking enforcement for real on 3 December. We know there will be an increase in the number of tickets issued at first because this isn’t something that has been regularly enforced by the police for a number of years.”
Twenty enforcement officers, wearing distinctive navy and green uniforms, are taking to the streets countywide to enforce existing ‘on street’ traffic restrictions including double and single yellow lines, yellow kerb no loading or unloading markings, and limited waiting times in parking bays. The officers will not be set targets to meet.
A new online parking manual for motorists contains top tips for parking considerately. The most common parking restrictions and associated fines are also available online.