East Cambridgeshire District Council has once again made the decision to remove parking enforcement in its car parks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The changes, which were also brought in during the first and second national lockdown, will mean that early morning and limited time restrictions will not be enforced in the Council’s town and city centre car parks during the lockdown.
The decision to suspend parking enforcement has been made to support residents making essential trips to grocery stores, pharmacies and places of work, as well as those who live close to the car parks and would have needed to move their cars after shorter time frames.
Councillor David Brown, Chairman of the Finance and Assets Committee, said:
“The new variant of COVID-19 is much easier to catch and we must all do what we can and stay home where possible to stop the spread of the virus.
“As a Council, we want to do everything we can to support our residents during this time.
“Whether you live locally and no longer need to move your car in the mornings, or you are shopping for essential items, such as food and medicine, we hope that our decision to remove parking enforcement is beneficial to you.”
Car parks including Fountain Lane and Clay Street in Soham and Main Street in Littleport, where free car parking is limited to stays of two hours or less, have extended this for the full day the car park is open.
Car parks in Ely, where early morning restrictions have been removed, include Fisherman’s, Newnham Street, Ship Lane, Forehill (Lower and Upper Section), Barton Road, St Mary’s Street, Newnham Street and The Grange.
For more information about how coronavirus is affecting East Cambridgeshire District Council’s services, visit www.eastcambs.gov.uk/conte7nt/coronavirus-changes-our-services
Press release from East Cambridgeshire District Council