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Swale Borough Council maintains changes to parking restrictions

Written by on 12 May 2020

Swale Borough Council maintains changes to parking restrictions to support residents and NHS workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The council made changes to a number of parking restrictions when lockdown began in March and these changes will remain in place until 1 July. Charges for use of Swale Borough Council car parks remain in place.

Concessions include:

  • Resident non-permit holders can park in resident parking bays
  • Residents can use off-street car parks for free when displaying a valid resident permit
  • On-street resident parking bays, and off-street car parks, are free for NHS health and social care staff when displaying their ID badge or official letter
  • Single yellow lines that relate to 30-minute wait restrictions and school waiting restrictions.

Restrictions still being enforced include:

  • Disabled bays for less mobile residents to ensure they have easy access to local shops
  • Loading bays to provide unrestricted access for lorries to deliver stock
  • Yellow lines placed to ensure safety and access for emergency and waste vehicles

Enforcement will continue to ensure that people are parking safely, and traffic can flow, especially on narrow streets, in addition to car park charges where vehicles are parked without payment.

Residents are urged to park safely to allow access for emergency and refuse vehicles.

If anyone is unsure which changes apply to them, please call the council on 01795 417850.

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