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Parking charges to return from Monday 1 June - but will stay free for NHS and care workers
Date
Thu, 28 May 2020
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Parking charges are to return to all council car parks and parking bays in the East Riding from Monday 1 June - but NHS and critical care workers will still be able to park for free when on official duty.

In addition, council staff who pay for a parking permit will benefit from a further extension to free parking.

Staff are asked to contact the parking team on 01482 395411 or email parkingnotifications@eastriding.gov.uk to discuss.

Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services, said: "We will make sure no member of staff who pays for a car parking permit will be worse off.

"The parking team is currently working to make parking permits more flexible in the future.  This will allow credit days to be purchased and staff can use these days as and when they need to, which will reflect a more agile approach to working."

The council made all council car parks and on-street parking bays free of charge from 26 March to help frontline workers and volunteers during the coronavirus efforts.

But, in line with some lockdown restrictions being lifted, parking charges will now come back into force on Monday 1 June.

However, NHS and critical care staff, as well as NHS Covid-19 volunteers, will still benefit from free parking when on official duty as long as they display their NHS pass. This is a nationally recognised scheme, passes can only be issued by your own employer.

Further details can be found on the gov.uk website here: Covid-19 parking passes

Care and social work staff within the council should speak to their manager about applying for a pass.

Alongside the charges, parking enforcement will also continue in all areas.

Details regarding staff parking permit payments:

  • Paper permits with an expiry date between 1/4/2020 and 31/07/2020 can still be used, even though expired. This reflects the period permit charges were made free. If you want to renew your permit, they should be renewed on or before 1/8/2020.
  • For those staff who paid upfront, permit expiry dates can be extended free of charge to reflect the free period by contacting the traffic and parking team.
  • Staff who pay via salary deduction do not need to restart their permits until such time as they need to start using council car parks again. Requesting a permit should be done in the normal way.
  • Staff who paid in advance for a permit may request a refund by contacting the traffic and parking team.
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