East Cambridgeshire District Council has taken the decision to, once again, not enforce early morning and limited time restrictions in its town and city centre car parks during the second national lockdown.
The change, which will continue until Wednesday 2nd December, 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 Finance and Assets Committee, said:
“We feel that residents benefitted from the decision to remove parking enforcement action during the first lockdown and this is something we also wanted to replicate once more.
“We hope that this will help those who live close to our car parks to stay at home, as well as provide additional time for residents getting essential shopping who may experience delays to ensure shops are kept COVID-secure.”
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.
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.