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George Street car park

Motorists will be charged for on-street parking – but car parks remain free

Motorists will be charged for using on-street parking from Monday 18 May.

But any Hull City Council-owned car parks, including short-stay and long-stay sites, will remain free until further notice.

This means motorists parking in council-owned car parks including Albion Street, Lowgate, History Centre, Tower Street and Trippett Street, Osborne Street, George Street, Pryme Street, Francis Street and the ice arena will not be charged.

NHS workers will continue to receive free parking across the city when on duty and displaying a valid NHS issued parking permit.

A number of signs encouraging people to observe two-metre social distancing rules will be in place across all car parks.

These measures have been reintroduced by the local authority following the announcement from central government on Sunday 10 May to ease the lockdown and encourage construction and manufacturing industries to return to work.

Councillor Daren Hale, deputy leader of Hull City Council, said: “We will continue to offer free parking our car parks in a bid to encourage motorists to avoid using public transport.

“However on-street parking charges will be reintroduced as a form of congestion control and to ensure a continued turnover so that more people can benefit from accessing any city centre services they may require.

“As lockdown eases and businesses start to reopen, we expect many more motorists to be using the roads. As a result, some of our services will also begin to resume their normal operation, including on-street parking and bus lane enforcement. Fines from bus lane enforcement subsidise transport for young people in the city.

“I’d also like to remind residents to take personal responsibility for their actions and respect those around them by observing social distancing rules. We all need to work together and stay alert.”

George Street car park

Motorists will be reminded to observe social distancing in car parks

Residents with residential or disabled parking permits which expired after 24 March will be valid until 30 June 2020.

Councillor Hale said: “If your essential travel involves driving, please be considerate when parking. Don’t park on the pavement as this space is needed more than ever for pedestrians to travel comfortably and maintain social distancing.

“If you are parking inconsiderately, you will be fined.”

In a continued effort to promote social distancing and cashless payments, motorists should access the MiPermit scheme which offers a safer and cleaner more convenient way to pay for parking.

This can be accessed here or by downloading the MiPermit app to your phone.

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