Drivers reminded of market day parking rules

Visitors to Northallerton High Street are being reminded to follow the parking restrictions on market days.

Northallerton market

North Yorkshire County Council has put up new signs in a bid to stop anybody parking within the designated traders’ area on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The restrictions cover all bays from Goodwins to M&Co on the West and from Lewis and Coopers to the Yorkshire Bank on the East between 5.30am and 6pm.

Those who park in the bays without a valid market licence could face a £35 fixed penalty notice.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Highways, said: “Northallerton Market attracts many traders who have been bringing large numbers of visitors to shop on the High Street.

“Parking restrictions which are in place in all our market towns are designed to allow the traders to set up and take down their stalls easily and safely, and also allows for street cleaning.

“Whilst the restrictions are well signposted, some drivers are still parking where they should not and therefore risking parking tickets as well as compromising safety in some instances. This is why enforcement is carried out.”

This story was published 22 March 2019