CONSERVATIVE Councillors across the Stanford and Corringham communities have successfully pushed Thurrock Council to drop parking enforcement against those who park diagonally in Corringham Town instead of within the recently repainted horizontal bays. Council workers had carried out needed repainting work in the town, however, the original traffic regulations did not include diagonal bays.
Of course local Conservative councillors, including Cllr Shane Ralph (Stanford East & Corringham Town), immediately jumped to action on this issue and asked for the Council to put things back.
Cllr Ben Maney (Cabinet Member for Highways & Transport), said: “I have responded to the arguments put forward by Cllr Shane Ralph and instructed officers to review the parking situation. The Council will now look to pass the relevant traffic regulation order which will allow for diagonal parking in the town centre and mean the waiting restrictions can be legally enforced. I am grateful that Cllr Ralph was quick to highlight the issue and his intervention has meant the Council is acting quickly to rectify this situation.”
Cllr Shane Ralph, said: “I am glad that Cllr Maney and officers listened to the resident’s concerns I presented to them. Everybody who uses Corringham Town knows how difficult it can be to park during busy times and any decision that reduces the number of spaces in this area would not help local businesses. I want to reassure local residents that we can all carry on parking in the town as usual.