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Parking restrictions to return to normal in Cambridge

Parking restrictions will be back in place in Cambridge from Monday, June 29
Parking restrictions will be back in place in Cambridge from Monday, June 29

Parking enforcement in Cambridge will return to normal from next Monday (June 29).

Cambridgeshire Council and Cambridge City Council worked in partnership at the start of lockdown in March to suspend parking enforcement in the city.

The aim was to relax rules in order to help critical workers park wherever they needed.

As lockdown measures are eased and more people are getting out and about, all parking restrictions in Cambridge will go back to how they previously operated in a bid to help the city's economy recover.

Cllr Ian Bates, chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways and Transport Committee, said: “We took the steps with the city council initially, during the start of lockdown, because people were staying at home and there was less traffic on the roads. Now, as we’re starting to return to some sort of normality and the city centre re-opening is well underway, we feel the time is right to re-introduce parking enforcement.”

However, it does not affect the free parking permit scheme for critical care workers, who can still park in all resident permit parking areas and on-street pay and display bays in the city whilst carrying out essential duties without having to worry about cost or time restrictions.

For more information, visit cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/travel-roads-and-parking/parking-permits-and-fines/parking-permits-for-covid-19-critical-care-workers

Cllr Bates added: “Key workers and volunteers, who are working incredibly hard to support the most vulnerable people, will still be able to apply for a free parking permit to help them carry out the vital work they’re doing.”

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