Barriers come down after Cleethorpes businesses complain

Barriers come down after Cleethorpes businesses complain

Barriers come down after Cleethorpes businesses complain

Some social distancing barriers in Cleethorpes‘ busiest shopping area have been removed after complaints by traders.

The barriers were introduced to help social distancing on St Peter’s Avenue, but were last night (Monday, August 3) taken away to allow for additional safe on-street parking and to support local businesses, said North East Lincolnshire Council.

Some businesses had raised concerns about loss of parking, difficulties for delivery drivers and the negative impact on the look of the street.

The barriers will be removed from two areas:

  • From the parking bays at the top of St Peter’s Avenue near the High Street
  • From the parking bays between Albert Road and Cambridge Street

This will reinstate the 30 minutes’ free parking in those existing bays. One-hour free parking is still available in St Peter’s Avenue car park, as well as in Wardall Street and High Street car parks.

Additionally, the barriers on St Peter’s Avenue between Bentley Street and High Street will be removed, but the one-way traffic flow will be retained.

On Market Street, between Mill Place and Dolphin Street, the barriers will be altered slightly to allow the 30-minute limited waiting bays opposite Ernie Beckett’s to be reopened whilst maintaining traffic through the area.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, cabinet member for highways, said: “We have said all along that we would continue to take traders’ comments into account in our regular reviews of the parking and social distancing measures in place in the resort.

“By removing these barriers, we’re providing increased short-stay parking in the area, both to help the shops at the ends of the Avenue with passing trade, and also particularly to help our residents who may find it difficult to walk very far.”

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