Parking enforcement to resume in Richmondshire

Photo: Alex Borland.

On-street and off-street parking enforcement operations are to return to normal next week.

Since the start of the lockdown, enforcement has targeted only dangerous and obstructive parking, but full enforcement will be reintroduced from 15 June.

However, NHS staff, health or social care workers and NHS volunteer responders will still benefit from free parking, as long as they display their NHS permit or another valid form of evidence.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Don Mackenzie, executive member for access, said: “At any time, parking enforcement is an essential tool in helping to manage traffic flow to provide ease of access for all road users.

“As our towns open up it is important to manage traffic and to support the emergency active travel measures implemented to enable pedestrians and cyclists to maintain social distancing.”

Motorists have been urged to exercise social distancing when accessing and leaving your vehicle and paying to park.

Anyone needing to pay by cash is asked to use hand sanitiser before and after using the parking machine to minimise their risk of catching or spreading the virus.

On-street parking restrictions in Richmondshire are enforced on behalf of the county council by Scarborough Borough Council.

Cllr Tony Randerson, Scarborough Borough Council cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “We’ve worked with the county council to agree a sensible approach to the reintroduction of formal parking management from later this month.

“This will allow people to support local businesses, find a place to park safely and adhere to the necessary social distancing measures.”

In the run up to 15 June, warning notices will be issued to motorists with expired permits and those contravening the regulations.

If you have a parking permit that has expired, reapply online at the Scarborough Borough Council.

Contact the parking services team at Scarborough by emailing or calling 01723 232489.