What was wrong with parking signs?

Market Rasen Town Sign ENGEMN00120120529081907
Market Rasen Town Sign ENGEMN00120120529081907

Market Rasen town councillors will meet with Lincolnshire County Council representatives tomorrow, Thursday October 9, to discuss why the free parking signs that used to be displayed on the way into the town had to be removed.

The county authority ordered the signs to be taken down because they did not meet “certain requirements.”

Town councillors will also raise the issue of heavy goods vehicles using the weight restricted George Street.

At last week’s town council meeting Coun Cathy Turner said she had witnessed several “near misses” with large vehicles and buses turning in and out of George Street, one even hitting the Advocate Arms canopy.

Coun Martin Harvey said he had photographed an HGV blocking the George Street junction recently and had sent it to the police and highways, but there was little more the town council could do if the authorities did not enforce the weight restrictions.

Mayor John Matthews added that buses were exempt as they were public transport.