• Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

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Redcar_and_Cleveland_Borough_CouncilREDCAR & Cleveland Borough Council is taking action against inconsiderate drivers parking illegally on Redcar’s seafront.

Due to the arrival of the warm weather, there has been a marked increase in visitors parking illegally which congests the pavement and takes away disabled spaces from people who genuinely need them.

To combat this, a dedicated team of civil enforcement officers will be patrolling the Esplanade from10.30am – 7.00pm, issuing £70 notices to cars parked not in accordance with the rules associated with a particular area of the seafront.

Cllr Alec Brown, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “Children, parents with prams and wheelchair users are having to divert onto the busy road because they cannot get past parked cars on the Esplanade. Not only does this ruin their enjoyment of the seafront, but it causes a significant risk to their safety.

“We are strongly signposting these drivers to alternative car parks, or council-owned car parks that offer free parking on a weekend, before there is a serious accident.”

The council is reminding visitors that within a couple of minutes’ walk of the seafront are four council-owned car parks that offer free parking on a weekend. They are:

  • Seafield House Car Park – Kirkleatham Street;
  • Kirkleatham Street Car Park – Kirkleatham Street;
  • Redcar and Cleveland Leisure & Community Heart Car Park – Kirkleatham Street;
  • Fisherman’s Square Car Park – Lord Street.

As well as the four free at the weekend car parks above, a full list of pay-and-display car parks can be found at: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/parking.

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