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Whitby Post Office Parking Changes

Whitby Post Office Parking Changes

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Carl Gavaghan at 1:55pm 30th September 2019.

Parking restrictions outside Whitby’s Post Office Sorting Office are to be brought in line with the rest of the area in a bid to stamp out confusion catching out motorists.

North Yorkshire County Council has agreed to update the restrictions for the section of Crescent Avenue following suggestions from a local councillor.

Since 2014 Crescent Avenue limits parking for those without permits or scratch cards to three hours, with returns prohibited for two hours between the hours of 9am and 7pm.

In a 41 metre section outside the sorting office, parking is restricted to one hour with return prohibited within two hours between 9am and 1pm. Between 1pm and 7pm parking is limited to three hours with no return within two hours. People with parking permits and scratch cards are also not allowed to use the 41m stretch between 9am and 1pm.

On Friday, the county council’s Business and Environmental Services committee meeting agreed to bring the area outside the sorting office in line with the rest of Crescent Avenue.

In a report prepared for the meeting, it stated that Whitby Streonshalh ward councillor Joe Plant had asked the council to look at the issue so that “confusion for drivers was removed and the amount of disc and permit parking available for the public was maximised”.

The change went out to public consultation with three responses received, two in favour and one against the move.

In his report to Friday’s meeting, Ged Lyth of North Yorkshire County Council Highways said the changes would not adversely impact on people wanting to pick up parcels from the sorting office.

He wrote:

“The proposed restrictions are expected to allow the vast majority of Post Office customers to park within a reasonable distance of the sorting office in all but the busiest times of the year.

If the on-street parking in Crescent Avenue is full, the leisure centre parking is also within close proximity, however, it should be noted that this is a pay and display facility.”

The new traffic regulation order will come into force later this year.


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Peter croft, on 1st October 2019 8:53am
Hmm interesting article, but I question as to whether it is factually true
In July a meeting was convened by portfolio holder for parking at SBC Cllr Tony Randerson. This meeting was attended by NYCC & SBC officers, plus councillors Abbott, Stonehouse Goodberry and myself.
Minutes of a previous meeting held some 4 years ago were produced to see what progress had been made.
The meeting then discussed proposals, which included to anomaly outside the sorting office, removal of bus bays on the west cliff as there is no longer a bus service,removal of the SBC dump on langbourne road car park with numerous rustling containers and general junk which is “stored in a car park”
Finally there were discussions held to look at using the excess money created from the park and ride to remodel existing car parks to increase capacity.
The councils business and environmental services committee may well have picked up the baton after other people have done the leg work, but I do believe it is necessary to give credit to the cllrs who started the ball rolling by consulting and involving others

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