in Burnham to get 10 minutes' grace to avoid parking penalties
in Burnham-On-Sea look set to be given a 10 minutes' grace period
after a parking ticket runs out before they can be fined.
concession will apply to on-street and off-street council parking
spots in England under changes to the law - to include council
car parks in the Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge area.
government says the new rule will come into effect within the
next few weeks and will "end the war on drivers."
will apply to cars parked in pay-and-display bays or other spaces
with time limits.
District Council says its parking managers will be meeting over
the next few days to consider when the change is introduced.
and local firms will also be given the right to demand their council
reviews parking in their area. There will also be an end to fines
at out-of-order parking meters when there is no alternative way
Secretary Eric Pickles said on Friday: "We are ending the
war on drivers who simply want to go about their daily business."
Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: "These measures will deliver
a fairer deal for motorists and help boost the high street by
ensuring that parking enforcement is proportionate, while also
protecting schoolchildren and keeping key routes and bus lanes
will also reinforce that councils cannot use parking to make a