Newquay Town Council is preparing to submit a proposal under the Sustainable Communities Act in relation to allowing local councils the power to enforce civil parking regulations. This will be supported by NALC which has also had a long standing policy position on this matter for some years.
In Newquay there have been significant issues with anti-social on-street parking, which is compounded by a lack of enforcement in more remote or residential areas. This is creating serious safety issues, particularly at junctions or along narrow streets – preventing access to emergency services. Whilst a year-round issue, as a tourist destination, this worsens during the summer months where the road network is brought to a standstill.