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Councillor calls for relaxed bank holiday parking restrictions in Havering

11:05 18 March 2014

Cllr Clarence Barrett, leader of the Residents

Cllr Clarence Barrett, leader of the Residents' Association

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As bank holiday season approaches, a councillor is calling for parking restrictions to be harmonised with Sundays to end confusion causing motorists to be fined for “honest misunderstandings.”

Leader of the Residents’ Association, Cllr Clarence Barrett, set down the proposals at last month’s full council meeting, where he suggested the £25,000 lost in reduced fines and operational costs could be made up with a reduction in councillor allowances.

Though his amendment was rejected, the Cranham ward councillor has vowed to bring in the change should his party win the local elections in May.

He said: “This change will bring about a greater degree of fairness, clarity and end the confusion and distress that can often arise when parking tickets are issued to unsuspecting motorists.

“It emerged that the average number of tickets issued via enforcement officers on scooters on a ‘normal’ Monday averaged 50 while an average of 79 were issued on bank holiday Mondays.

Currently, the same restrictions apply to bank holidays as a normal Friday or Monday, however, and Cllr Barrett believes many motorists assume the more relaxed Sunday restrictions apply.

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