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High Street disruption ahead of parking crackdown
2:56pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
SHOPPERS and traders have been warned about a series of works in Northallerton High Street ahead of a new parking enforcement scheme being introduced.
The authority, which already runs parking enforcement in Harrogate and Scarborough, is aiming to launch its parking enforcement scheme county-wide from May 31.
The council has taken on powers to enforce criminal parking offences, such as on street parking contraventions and waiting restrictions, from North Yorkshire Police.
North Yorkshire County Council said due to changes in Government legislation it will change the layout of the taxi parking, parking bays by the pedestrian crossing and the bays to the north end of the roundabout near the town hall.
Other work, to take place on Thursday and Friday, will include an overnight closure of the High Street, changes to the kerb lines by the pedestrian crossing and a reduction in the number of zigzag road markings.
The council said the changes will not result in a loss of disc parking spaces on the High Street.
Vehicle access to the taxi ranks and parking bays to the north side of the town hall will be restricted for periods during the works.
Jayne Charlton, said: “Every effort will be made to ensure the work is completed as soon as possible, and that any disruption is kept to a minimum.”