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Council cancels parking tickets

Parking tickets issued to three local motorists as a road improvement scheme got underway in Grovehill Road, Beverley, have been cancelled by East Riding of Yorkshire Council following protests.

Work got underway to widen the road and some parking bays two weeks ago and just an hour after the deadline had passed for residents to move their cars, wardens had issued three penalty notices.

The work, which also includes the provision of a shared footpath and cycle way is due to last for six weeks. After protests about the issuing of tickets, a council spokesman said: “The council placed a number of signs along Grovehill Road on October 9 to inform residents that they needed to remove their cars by 7am on Tuesday, October 23 for a period of six weeks to enable works to widen the road.”

The spokesman continued: “Our civil enforcement officers issued three penalty notices after 8am on Tuesday, October 23 to cars still parked on Grovehill Road, including this ticket in question.

“These were issued for valid reasons. But as a gesture of goodwill, as this was the first day of the road improvement work, we have now cancelled those three parking tickets. However, motorists are reminded that any vehicles parking on this section of Grovehill Road for the duration of the roadworks will be at risk of a penalty notice.”