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Rutland County Council appeal for drivers to park considerately at Rutland Water

Rutland County Council are appealing to motorists to park considerately around Rutland Water.

They are trialling new measures to reduce verge side parking around the beauty spot in response to concerns about road safety and environmental damage.

This includes banning parking on footways, cycle paths and verges within a designated zone around Rutland Water.

View of Rutland Water taken at Barnsdale
View of Rutland Water taken at Barnsdale

Coun Lucy Stephenson (Con), cabinet member for highways at Rutland County Council, said: “Lots of drivers will have spotted the temporary signs that mark out the designated Rutland Water area.

“Our parking officers have also been out talking to motorists about the new measures and why they have been introduced.

“The restrictions we’re trialling have been developed with the Rutland Water Partnership and representatives from local parish councils.

“Together we want to encourage sensible parking, reduce the number of cars blocking paths and access routes at busy times, and make sure the reservoir remains a safe and enjoyable place to visit for everyone.”

The zone is signposted at entry and exit points and monitored by civil enforcement officers during busy periods, including weekends and bank holidays.

The trial will be reviewed after a maximum of 18 months to consider its impact and assess whether the new measures have been successful.

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