New set of double yellow lines painted in Stamford

New double yellow lines in St Mary's Place, Stamford.'Photo: MSMP140613-006ow
New double yellow lines in St Mary's Place, Stamford.'Photo: MSMP140613-006ow

Double yellow lines which had been branded shoddy by residents have been repainted.

Lincolnshire County Council’s highways department came under fire when paint on the lines in St Mary’s Place, Stamford, ran between the cobbles.

The lines were removed by the council shortly afterwards in November after people branded the work shoddy.

But new lines painted in January also broke up and failed to stick to the cobbles.

The saga came about because the council was remarking the parking restriction to make it clear to motorists after wardens started patrolling the town.

The latest double yellow lines were painted last week and Lincolnshire County Council said the work had been delayed until now because of bad weather.

Area highways manager Kevin Brumfield said: “I’m pleased to say that the double yellow lines now sit proudly in place in St Mary’s Place. “They’ve been painted by hand, using a traditional paint, to make sure we don’t see a repeat of the problems that we encountered last year.

“I can understand the frustration that these yellow lines have caused and I’d like to take this opportunity to apologise to the residents of Stamford.”