Bank holiday enforcement
Please be aware that parking enforcement both on and off street will continue over the bank holiday weekend as normal. Parking restrictions and charges still apply over public and bank holidays.
Free parking scheme
From Thursday 22 November until 31 March 2013, North Lincolnshire Council will introduce a new free parking scheme to help encourage more people to shop in Scunthorpe, Ashby and Brigg over the festive period.
Do you work on the highway in North Lincolnshire?
Are you a builder and/or work on properties within North Lincolnshire which are adjacent to waiting restrictions?
Do you know about dispensations or suspensions that may allow you to park on these restrictions whilst you are working?
All parking restrictions within North Lincolnshire are now enforced by the council. There are certain organisations who have a statutory right to park on these restrictions. These include the emergency services and vehicles used in connection with the maintenance of roads/sewers, gas, water, electricity and telecommunications etc.
If you are not such an organisations but are undertaking works off the highway, and have an essential need to wait in the highway for the undertaking of that work, you may apply to the council for a dispensation or suspension.
What is a dispensation?
This may be granted to allow for things such as building works or removals to take place but only where it is essential for a vehicle to be on site or there is no reasonable alternative parking available. A dispensation only applies to a specific vehicle, on the date and at the location specified. Dispensations will not be granted where parking would cause danger or serious obstruction to other road users or pedestrians.
What is a suspension?
A suspension may be granted for things such as building work, removals, deliveries or special events which take longer than the permitted time allowed to park on that restriction.
How can I apply for a dispensation or suspension?
Follow the guidelines under - parking dispensations and suspensions.
Civil parking enforcement
From March 2010, the council has been responsible for dealing with vehicles illegally parked on roads. This was previously carried out by Humberside Police.
Parking restrictions are the same, but now just one organisation (the council) enforces all parking contraventions.
All income from penalty charge notices (parking fines) is used to cover the cost of the service, including maintaining signs and lines.
Any surplus is used to improve roads, car parks and public transport.
Civil enforcement officers have replaced traffic wardens and have undergone nationally approved training.
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