Parking enforcement officers to return to Nottinghamshire streets
Nottinghamshire County Council Leader, Councillor Kay Cutts MBE has put on record her thanks to county residents for their considerate parking during the Covid-19 period to date.
Councillor Cutts said: “During the lockdown, parking enforcement has only been required very occasionally and I would like to thank the vast majority of motorists for parking carefully and considerately during this time.
“As businesses are starting to return, traffic flows are increasing and there is growing evidence that enforcement is now required to ensure the safety of all highway users. I would like to remind drivers to continue to be considerate and respectful of parking restrictions as more cars return to our roads”
Some of the more serious examples of poor parking in recent days have led to complaints, including parked vehicles obstructing the highway which could delay emergency service vehicles and those of key workers who are assisting in the community. In addition, where footways are being obstructed, this can make social distancing difficult to achieve for pedestrians.
Enforcement officers will be returning to the streets and will always encourage drivers, if they are present, to move their vehicles if they are parked unsafely or dangerously. Penalty Charge Notices will be issued where this is not possible.
Gary Wood, Group Manager for Highways at Nottinghamshire County Council, added: “We have continued to review our levels of parking enforcement to follow government guidelines.
“The safety of our staff and residents is always our primary concern, and enforcement officers will be abiding by social distancing guidelines and in accordance with approved safety protocols.
“If you see one of our officers in your community, please remember to keep social distancing in mind.”
More information on safe parking and good practice can be found on our website www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/transport/parking/parking-good-practice