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​​​Covid-19 - Council suspends parking charges and reopens allotments​

Further measures have been taken by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council in response to the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.


The Council has today (25 March) suspended charges in all its pay and display public car parks until further notice for the benefit of key workers who continue to travel to work at a time when most people remain at home.


In addition it has taken the decision to reopen all allotments across the borough.


The Council would like to encourage all residents to follow the Government's guidelines on social distancing and not to congregate at popular visitor destinations including the coast.


The position on a range of services is being kept under review however a number of activities have already stopped and public buildings and attractions closed.


Councillor Wayne Davies, Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said:


“We hope the decision to suspend all parking charges goes some way to help people especially our key workers during this challenging time."


“We have taken this decision as part of our efforts to support everyone who is working against the clock to beat the Coronavirus and urge our residents to continue following the Government's instruction to stay at home, unless you are a key worker, or need to leave for an essential journey or daily exercise."


Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Environment at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Cllr Barry Hunt added:


“Following clarification on the government advice and ministers confirming that using allotments counts as exercise, we have revisited our decision to close allotments and they will now stay open.


“It is still important that allotment holders comply with the government's instructions and guidance in terms of social distancing and this decision will be kept under review." ​