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Park responsibly when shopping in Norfolk

Park responsibly when shopping in Norfolk

Published by KLFM
9:21am 12th June 2020.

As shops start to open-up again in Norfolk, people have been urged to park safely and considerately when visiting local high streets. 

With many local businesses getting their plans in place to re-open safely, following Government guidance, local authorities have been offering advice, and supporting businesses by putting in place measures on streets to allow safe social distancing.

Cllr Martin Wilby, chairman of the Norfolk Parking Partnership, said:

"The reopening of local businesses following the government's guidance is great news and we've been working to support local councils to allow this to happen safely. However, we're all still having to take great care to continue to keep ourselves and others safe.

"I want to thank everyone for playing their part during lockdown in helping to keep our streets clear for people working in blue light services and for essential services such as waste and recycling.

"Now more shops and businesses are allowed to start opening-up again we will be seeing parking enforcement teams continuing their good work to keep Norfolk's roads safe for us all. I would urge people to use local car parks and also follow any new rules in place on streets to allow us all to practice safe social distancing.

"Thankfully most people do park with others in mind, however over the years we have had a few instances where inconsiderate parking would mean life-saving services are unable to get through. This is why even throughout lockdown authorities have been running a reduced level of parking enforcement to ensure roads are clear, particularly for our colleagues in the fire, police and ambulance services."

People are reminded that the free parking permit, allowing key workers and community volunteers helping people across Norfolk to park for free on-street, and in council run car parks, is still available. People can find out more, and apply for a permit online