New parking scheme for town centres

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A new parking enforcement scheme comes into force today (Wednesday) in North Lanarkshire’s town centres.

North Lanarkshire Council has employed a team of four parking attendants and a supervisor to enforce on-street parking restrictions. They will issue penalty charge notices to vehicles parked in contravention of the rules.

Parking, waiting and loading rules are set out by single and double yellow lines on the road, markings on kerbs and street signs. Fixed penalty charge notices are £60, with a reduction to £30 if paid within 14 days.

Assistant chief executive Robert Steenson said: “The scheme is designed to address inconsiderate parking that breaks the rules, causing traffic congestion and preventing drivers using short-term spaces to call into shops or local businesses.

“The rules for parking are set out on the signs and road markings in our streets, and these are fully explained at www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/parking.”

Flyers have been placed on cars within town centres to inform drivers about the enforcement scheme.

Money from the penalty charge notices will be used to offset the operational costs of the scheme, and any additional money will be ring-fenced and used by the council to improve the local road network.