Some on-street parking to return Market Harborough following social distancing measures
Some on-street parking will return to a town following changes made to enforce social distancing.
These changes included the temporary closure of Church Street and Adam and Eve Street in Market Harborough, suspension of on-street parking in Lutterworth and Kibworth Beauchamp, a 20mph speed limit in Fleckney and a one-way system in Main Street in Broughton Astley.
Following a survey conducted by the council, some changes are being made to re-open a number of on-street parking areas to 'help shoppers and other town centre users'.
However, the other changes are to remain in place for the time being. The council says 'further monitoring is due to take place before further decisions are made on road changes'.
Councillor Phil King, leader of Harborough District Council, said: "Whilst it is positive that the number of cases of Covid-19 both nationally and locally continues to fall, the council is aware of the increase in cases in Northamptonshire and mindful of the continuation of some restrictions in Leicester.
"We are therefore continuing to actively monitor the current road changes and road closures and the ongoing need for them to support social distancing."
- The number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in Leicester and Leicestershire this weekend
As well as these measures, council officers will be meeting with businesses in Church Street in Lutterworth, and Church Street and Adam and Eve Street in Market Harborough, over the next week to listen to their feedback and concerns.
Coun King added: "It is clear that people have varying views on these road measures and we do not want to make any decisions lightly. I welcome this further observational work so we have further evidence to draw upon."