Mablethorpe mayor backs plea for visiting drivers to be considerate

The Mayor of Mablethorpe and Sutton has backed the British Parking Association’s appeal for motorists to be considerate and avoid ‘selfish parking’ as lockdown restrictions begin to ease.

Mablethorpe

The Association’s appeal earlier this month made specific references to problems in ‘hot spots’ such as seaside towns and other popular tourist destinations, as people begin to travel more due to the relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions as part of the ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown.

Speaking in a personal capacity as the town’s mayor, Councillor Carl Tebbutt said: “I welcome the statement that has been issued by The British Parking Association as we prepare to welcome visitors back to our area.

“Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea have ample car parking which is mostly convenient for the attractions and amenities, but we did find during busy times last year that some people were parking inconsiderately blocking drives and also dangerously close to street corners.

Mayor of Mablethorpe and Sutton, Councillor Carl Tebbutt

“Can I implore visitors to think before they leave their vehicle on the roadside, as we have a large percentage of elderly residents and others who need to leave their homes for medical reasons at various times of the day, and last 
summer [they] found themselves blocked in by visitors’ vehicles.

“We do have parking wardens who regularly patrol the resorts and in addition we have drawn attention to the local police of the problem.

“We really look forward to seeing our visitors again but please park sensibly and don’t go home with the additional expense of a parking fine.”