Cleethorpes parking restrictions tackle bin lorry problems

Cleethorpes parking restrictions tackle bin lorry problems Edward street

Cleethorpes parking restrictions tackle bin lorry problems

A trial aimed at preventing bin collection problems on a Cleethorpes street starts today (Thursday).

It comes after angry residents of Edward Street threatened to withhold their council tax because their rubbish was not being collected and will stop vehicles from parking in the area on the affected days.

The council said it could not drive waste collection vehicles down the narrow street if parked cars were blocking the way and meant some bins were missed.

An Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) has now introduced no waiting or loading restrictions on and opposite the junction of Edward Street and William Street to prevent people parking between the hours of 7am and 2.30pm on collection days, every Tuesday and Thursday – and if successful could be rolled out in other waste collection ‘hotspots’ in the area.

A single yellow line has been marked on the carriageway and signs will be installed clearly displaying the restricted times.

People parking on these lines during the specified times and days face a fine.

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Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “I’m very pleased we have been able to fulfil the wishes of local residents who have seen problems with parking and missed collections over the recent months.

“We appreciate the frustration of residents when our bin crews are unable to collect their waste and have listened to these views.

“This is the first time we’ve carried out a trial like this and officers will be closely monitoring the effectiveness of the trial and after this time, it can be revised, removed or made permanent.

“Dependent on the results, we may look to make this trial permanent and consider introducing the measures in other waste collection hotspots the service identifies.

“I want to support the waste service in carrying out their vital duties across the borough and also support local residents in having their waste collected.”

North East Lincolnshire Council and ENGIE have been through the legal ETRO process and letters were sent to residents prior to the restrictions informing of the proposals.

The ETRO will continue for a maximum period of 18 months.

Residents not in support of the introduction are able to make formal objections over the next six months at

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