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Thurrock Parkway lorry fines among highest in the UK

12 August 2019
Strict enforcement action taken to prevent lorries from parking illegally in Thurrock Parkway has seen the road named as one of the top 10 roads outside London where inconsiderate drivers are likely to get a fine.
Last year Thurrock Council issued 1,693 notices and took £89,492 in fines on Thurrock Parkway alone as the council took decisive action to deter drivers from parking in the road. It means the road has the fifth highest level of fines for nuisance parkers outside London.

Lorry trailers move on after council enforcement action

3 June 2019
Five lorry trailers parked inconsiderately in Grays have been moved on as Thurrock Council continues its crackdown on nuisance parking.
The trailers were reported in Marshfoot Road and Wood View, prompting the council's Environmental Enforcement team to issue community protection warnings to the owners.
The trailers were promptly moved but details of the owners and vehicles have been taken in the event of any further nuisance parking, which could result in community protection notices being issued and possible fines.

£1million investment to crackdown on nuisance parking

18 December 2018
Thurrock Council's Cabinet has agreed to invest £1million on a new 'Kerb It' initiative to protect grass verges in the borough and stop drivers parking inconsiderately at the roadside.
The funding was agreed at the Cabinet meeting last Wednesday (12 December) alongside the council's quarterly finance report.
The 'Kerb It' scheme will see new measures such as bollards and railings installed at locations in Aveley, South Ockendon, Stanford-le-Hope, Corringham and Tilbury to stop drivers from parking on footways, verges and grass areas.
Cabinet also agreed to spend:

Lodge Lane parking enforcement

6 November 2018
Thurrock Council is in the process of reviewing the traffic regulation order in Lodge Lane.
The review will consider resident requests and feedback in line with legislation, with the safety of the road being priority. It is expected that findings from this review will be reported in the next 2 weeks.
Following a refresh of the yellow lines in the road several months ago, Civil Enforcement Officers have been enforcing a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) that has been in place for many years and pre-dated decriminalisation in 2005.