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Reassurance for residents over expired parking permits

Cars parked closely together

RESIDENTS’ parking permit holders are being reassured that they won’t be penalised if their passes expire during the coronavirus lockdown.

Leicester City Council, which administers nine residents' parking schemes in communities across the city, is reassuring drivers whose permits are due to run out shortly that they will not face any action.

Residents can still apply to the council for new permits, but delays caused by the current situation mean they won’t receive them until after the lockdown has been eased.

In the meantime, permit holders will be able to continue parking as normal.

Leicester assistant city mayor for neighbourhood services, Cllr Kirk Master, said: “A number of concerned people have contacted us, worried that they will not be able to get new parking permits when their existing ones expire.

“Due to the disruption caused by the lockdown conditions at the moment, there is a delay in us being able to send out any new passes.

“But we want to reassure residents that we will not be enforcing these parking restrictions, apart from tackling dangerous or inconsiderate parking, in the meantime.

“Given the considerable difficulties everyone is experiencing because of coronavirus, we certainly don’t want to add to residents’ concerns.”

Residents’ parking schemes have been introduced in a number of communities across the city where requested by local people.

Full details of residents’ parking schemes are available on the council's website.