Anger over revived bid to extend pay and display parking in Norfolk seaside towns

Cromer Mayor Tim Adams. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Cromer Mayor Tim Adams. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Controversial proposals to introduce more pay and display zones in Norfolk's seaside towns are back on the table – because council leaders need extra cash to pay for parking enforcement.

Pay and display could be extended in parts of Cromer, Sheringham and Hunstanton in an attempt to bring in more cash to cover the costs of managing parking.

On-street parking enforcement in Norfolk transferred from the police to local authorities in November 2011, with council-employed civil enforcement officers having the power to issue parking tickets.

The system is supposed to raise enough to cover its own costs, including the salaries of enforcement officers, but is not currently doing so.

And, at a meeting tomorrow, the partnership will consider introducing more on-street pay and display schemes in parts of Cromer, Sheringham and Hunstanton.

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The proposal for further pay and display areas in Cromer and Sheringham caused anger when it was first proposed two years ago. It was put on hold, but is now back on the agenda. Cromer mayor Tim Adams said: 'I'm furious and we will be considering all options to fight this in the coming days.'

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