On-street pay and display charges suspended by Northamptonshire County Council

Pay and display charges on Northamptonshire streets have temporarily been suspended by the county council.

The on-street pay and display charges have been suspended by Northamptonshire County Council. Picture by Shutterstock
The on-street pay and display charges have been suspended by Northamptonshire County Council. Picture by Shutterstock

The on-street pay and display parking charges have been shelved for the time being by Northamptonshire County Council in response to the current coronavirus pandemic.

The temporary suspension applies to on-street pay and display parking only, and cabinet member for place, Councillor Jason Smithers, said enforcement teams would now focus on parking that was causing obstruction or safety concerns.

He said: “This is to support key workers while they go about their essential duties.

“Officers have an important role to play during the current situation, they help to maintain road safety and ensure access to goods and services.

“Motorists are reminded that they should not park dangerously or cause an obstruction including blocking a dropped kerb, on zig zags at crossings, in loading restrictions and on yellow lines protecting junctions. It is vital that we maintain traffic flow and focus on safety and access for emergency and essential services.”