PARKING restrictions have been lifted in residential areas across Solihull as the coronavirus lockdown sees more people working from home or self-isolating.
Solihull Council has dropped the enforcement of parking restrictions in residential streets for the foreseeable future.
The restrictions – typically covered by a single yellow line or restricted parking zone – were relaxed from 8am on Monday March 23, until further notice.
The council said: “With many residents being expected to work from home or self-isolate there will inevitably be an increase in the amount of parked cars on residential streets. However, the reduction in traffic flow through the borough means the council is able to relax parking restrictions.
“The council is reminding people to park responsibly and not inconvenience their neighbours or other road users. Please keep areas of double yellow lines and red routes free from parking.”
The council is also continuing to carry out garden and outdoor maintenance work in public areas such as grounds maintenance, grass cutting and highway inspections.
A statement reads: “We appreciate there may be concern about these services continuing under the current circumstances, but we are doing this for a number of reasons.
“It is important to keep our public spaces clean, tidy and presentable at the moment, for all our communities and our local environment.
“The presence of our staff also helps to promote a feeling of community safety at a very uncertain time for all. These staff can play an important part in being on the lookout for vulnerable people in our borough, who need help the most.
“This may change in the coming weeks, and will be under regular review.”
For more information about the Council’s Transport and Highways Traffic Management service visit: solihull.gov.uk/transport