In an attempt to better the parking situation in Kirkbymoorside please would you report any parking infringements to Scarborough Borough Council via email at
or telephone on 01723 232489. This applies to parking on single and double yellow lines, parking on the pavements and unauthorised cobbled areas etc, and anywhere that poses a danger to pedestrians and other motorists. Details of the time of day, frequency etc would be very helpful.
PROPOSED TRIAL ADVISORY PARKING ON HIGH MARKET PLACE
The Council has been pursing the possibility of implementing a trial of parking markers on the cobbled area on High Market Place, opposite Church House. The objective of the trial is to maximise the number of car parking spaces available by encouraging motorists to park more considerately.
NYCC Highways Authorty have provide a plan of the parking layout that confirm to current design standards. Proposed Trial Advisory Parking Layout
You will note that the proposed arrangement will result in a loss of the current number of parking spaces being utilised. To formally mark the bays out in defined standardised lengths as per recognised car parking standards (6 metres long by 2.4 metres wide), thereby ensuring adequate space for opening car doors etc., results in less available spaces for vehicles. Please be advised that at the meeting of the Town Council on 15th July it was agreed that it would not be conducive to adopt the proposed design as this would reduce the number of parking spaces available. As an alternative the council are pursuing the possibility of applying the trial to the length of Piercy End, again with a view of encouraging motorists to park more considerately so maximizing the number of car parking spaces available.
Subsequent to review of these designs, at the meeting of the Town Council on 15th July, it was agreed that it would not be conducive to adopt the proposed designs as this would reduce the number of parking spaces available. As an alternative the Council are pursuing the possibility of applying the trial to the length of Piercy End, again with a view of encouraging motorists to park more considerately so maximizing the number of car parking spaces available.
SHORT STAY PARKING IN KIRKBYMOORSIDE TOWN CENTRE
In respect of the proposed short stay parking it was agreed at the meeting of the Town Council on 17th June to pursue the possibility of implementing short stay parking restrictions in three locations in the centre of Kirkbymoorside, as follows:
i) 70m on the cobbled area outside the shops on Market Place northbound from Goody’s hair salon to Kirkby News
ii) 100m roadside parking on Market Place southbound from the junction of Crown Square, outside the Methodist Hall to Natwest bank
iii) 30m2 on the cobbled area outside the Spa on junction of Crown Square and Market Place
The short term parking restrictions are proposed for 2 hours from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
The process involved in implementing short stay parking restrictions by NYCC Highways Authority is as follows:
i) Firstly, a request must be submitted by the Town Council to NYCC Highways Authority (submitted on 19 June 2013).
ii) NYCC Highways Authority would undertake a quick site check to see if there is anything that would prevent proceedings and then, assuming everything is fine, proceed to initial consultations. For this, NYCC Highways Authority would write to various bodies: County Councillor, District Council, Town Council, emergency services, bus companies, etc. to ensure there are no problems.
iii) Assuming most of the initial consultees are happy, the next stage is a Public Consultation. It is at this stage that NYCC Highways Authority would include the frontages, i.e. the shops and any residents, as well as advertising in the press and erecting small notices on site. This stage gives the general public the opportunity to raise any concerns. Any objections received are investigated.
iv) Any remaining objections are reported to the NYCC Highways Authority Area Committee who can either: overrule the objections and introduce the Order as advertised; uphold the objections and reject the Order; or some kind of compromise, e.g. on time or length.
v) Once that decision has been made, it remains to formally seal the legal Traffic Regulation Order and order the works on site.
The whole process is lengthy, typically, the quickest the process can take is around six months, it can be considerably longer.
I do hope that this information is of interest and brings you up to speed with the efforts of the Town Council to resolve the issue of car parking in Kirkbymoorside.