Question from: County Councillor Gareth Ratcliffe Subject: Residents parking and Hay parking issues
Is it possible to release the parking restrictions on residents parking until further notice. I have a number of residents who are on permits that are due to expire and are concerned re not being able to as they have friends support them in applying.
We also have residents in isolation and they are concerned as they do not have residents permits. What is councils plan to support them will the council stop enforcing over this period.
Will this also apply for carpark
Response by the Portfolio Holder:
Thank you for your email which I have discussed with the Parking team.
Yesterday, the Council suspended the permit application process due to not being able to produce them during these unprecedented times. Therefore, residents should continue to display permits that expire in their vehicles to demonstrate they are residents and entitled to park in the restricted streets.
Unfortunately, those that don’t have a permit may be taking the spaces of those that do and therefore we are unable to agree to permitting those vehicles staying longer than the restrictions allow.
The Councils’s car parks are still operating as pay and display and people are required to pay the necessary fee to cover their stay.