New parking powers to begin in Boston in December

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NEW parking enforcement powers are set to come in for Boston – but not until December, two months later than orginal expected.

Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) has announced it will start using its new powers from December 3 – to ‘reduce congestion and inconsiderate parking’.

As reported in The Standard, motorists are continuing to park in unmarked bays the newly-refurbished Market Place, causing concern for pedestrians and nearby businesses.

Lincolnshire Police is currently the authority responsible for enforcing on-street parking, which includes the Market Place, but the Department for Transport is expected to hand over powers to LCC on November 30.

There will be 20 civil parking enforcement officers to cover the county – but it is not yet known how many Boston will get.

Executive member for highways Coun William Webb said: “These parking restrictions will be enforced more regularly and we’re doing all we can to help people get used to this change and avoid getting penalised.”