Lincolnshire County Council warns illegal parkers in Louth: ‘We’re coming after you’

Parking wardens working for Lincolnshire County Council.
Parking wardens working for Lincolnshire County Council.

Officials have promised to crack down on problem parking on a Louth road which a resident fears is ‘an accident waiting to happen’.

In recent weeks St Mary’s Lane and St Mary’s Park have been awash with motorists looking for free parking on the roadside.

But one resident, who wished to remain anonymous, believes much of the parking such as on grass verges is illegal, and leaves parts of the road too narrow for drivers to negotiate safely.

“We never see a traffic warden up here and some of the parking means it really is an accident waiting to happen,” he said.

“People are parking in front of houses and on grass verges, delivery lorries sometimes can’t even get past.”

Mick Phoenix, parking services manager at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We tackle incidences of illegal parking wherever they occur – whether that’s in the town centre or a quiet side street.

“Lincolnshire is a large, rural county, so we have a hotline that people can use to report parking violations to us.

“If you spot a car that’s parked illegally, call our team on 01522 511142 with a brief description and location and we will add it to our hotspot list for further action by our enforcement team.”