Lincolnshire County Council is reminding people of overnight parking rules in its coastal car parks, having convicted an offender today (April 2).
The car parks are along the Lincolnshire coast remain free for visitors to use during the day, but there are byelaws in place which make it a criminal offence to park any motor vehicle there between 10pm and 6am without the consent of the council.
We hope that this sentence will send a clear message that the Council will take action to enforce these byelaws, and that the Court will impose financial penalties if they are breached.Steve Willis
A private security firm, Lincolnshire Security Ltd, will be patrolling car parks at Huttoft Car Terrace, Moggs Eye/Marsh Yard, Wolla Bank and Chapel Six Marshes.
Steve Willis, Chief Operating officer Development Services said: “We want visitors to feel welcome, and able to enjoy and explore the many attractions this area has to offer. Whether it’s cycling, walking, bird watching, or just a day at the seaside, there’s something for everyone.
“Car parks are provided at locations along the coast for visitors to use. Unfortunately, there have been complaints in the past from visitors, local residents and businesses about people staying overnight.
“We’ve therefore awarded a contract to Lincolnshire Security Ltd to patrol the car parks to ensure people are not staying in vehicles overnight.
“We encourage anyone with a motor home who needs somewhere to stay overnight to use the existing facilities provided by one of many businesses nearby.”
Lincolnshire County Council introduced the byelaws to restrict overnight parking in response to complaints from local residents.
Today (April 2), a man from Grantham appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court and was found guilty of two overnight parking offences at Huttoft Car Terrace.
Alexander Sprott, 33, of Ascot Drive, was found guilty of the two offences after parking overnight without consent between May and July last year.
Sprott was fined £150 for each offence and he was ordered to pay £500 costs to the council.
Steve Willis said: “We issued proceedings against several individuals to enforce the coastal byelaws and the restrictions on unauthorised overnight parking.
“We are pleased that the Court has found that Mr Sprott has breached the byelaws and has imposed an appropriate sanction.
“We hope that this sentence will send a clear message that the Council will take action to enforce these byelaws, and that the Court will impose financial penalties if they are breached.”