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EARLY WARNING: Parking charges back to normal across Three Rivers next week

 Published on: 11th June 2020   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Drivers in Three Rivers are being reminded that parking enforcement resumes on Monday (June 15) 

Three Rivers District Council relaxed normal parking arrangements in late March.

Parking charges were suspended in the council’s car parks and drivers were not penalised for parking without the relevant permits. 

Enforcement action was only taken against vehicles that have been parked dangerously, blocked junctions, or caused an obstruction. 

Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst, lead member for transport, said: “With more businesses opening we do understand that more residents will be going to our shopping centres, towns and villages. I urge wherever possible for residents to walk or cycle, both being healthy and good exercise rather than reverting to a car, especially for short journeys.” 

Motorists will need to hold a permit or visitor voucher when parking in a permit bay and will need to purchase a pay and display voucher when parked in a pay and display car park. 

Permit holders and visitor voucher holders are no longer able to park on yellow lines during restricted times.  

To compensate for the three months reduced service existing permits will be extended by three  months at the permit renewal time.  If permits have expired during this period then you will be contacted to renew your permit and this will also be extended.

Health care and critical workers displaying the national parking pass issued by their employer can continue to park in permit bays and pay and display bays in car parks free of charge.

Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst, lead member for transport, added: “It is important to manage traffic and the travel measures implemented to enable pedestrians and cyclists to maintain social distancing. We also want to support local businesses and allow people to park safely whilst adhering to social distancing measures. We urge all motorists to exercise social distancing when accessing and leaving your vehicle and paying to park.”

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