Consultation on parking in Lincolnshire

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PEOPLE are being invited to comment on a new draft parking policy for the county.

The policy has been updated as the county council prepares to move closer towards taking over Civil Parking Enforcement from Lincolnshire Police.

Mike Nicholls, Highways Network Manager, said: “We need to refresh our current parking policy to reflect the new responsibilities we’d have after taking over Civil Parking Enforcement from the police.

“We’re looking to achieve a more comprehensive and consistent approach to parking across the county, working alongside our district council colleagues. We want to strike the right balance between keeping traffic moving and making sure residents and businesses are happy.”

The draft policy covers on street parking, which is the county council’s responsibility, and off street parking, which is the district councils’ responsibility.

The aims of the policy are to -

Ensure a consistent approach to parking is taken countywide

Ease congestion by improving compliance with parking restrictions

Enhance and support local economies.

Mr Nicholls added: “We’d really welcome people’s views on the proposals, so please get in touch.”

The public consultation is taking place between July 22 and September 3. The document is available online at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/parkingpolicy

A hard copy can be requested by telephoning 01522 553053.

All responses are required to be made in writing prior to the closing date by either using the online link, emailing parkingpolicy@lincolnshire.gov.uk or by post to Parking Policy Consultation Response, Communities, 4th Floor, City Hall, Lincoln LN1 1DN.