Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Colchester: Council agrees to waive up to £1m of penalty charges due to bus lane confusion.

18:40 08 January 2014

Archant

Essex County Council has granted an amnesty on penalty charge notices totalling £1 million issued to motorists confused by new bus lane signs.

shares

The move comes after the authority received a high level of enquiries and petitions from drivers who have complained about the bus lane signs and road markings on North Hill and High Street in Colchester town centre.

Cabinet member for highways and transportation at Essex County Council, Rodney Bass, said: “We have received a high volume of correspondence from motorists regarding the clarity of the bus lanes in Colchester town centre, and therefore the decision has been taken to grant an amnesty on all penalty charge notices issued so far. I have asked for additional signage and road markings to be installed as soon as possible to make it clearer to motorists where the bus lanes are located.”

The council says it will start to enforce penalty charge notices again from Sunday January 12. Motorists who have received a penalty charge notice prior to this date will not be charged and drivers who have already paid a penalty charge will receive a full refund. People do not need to contact the county council to obtain a refund, as these will be processed automatically and as soon as practicable.

shares

0 comments

Southwold - a great place to retire to. Picture by Janice Poulson.

New research into the wellbeing of the country’s pensioners shows there is a lot to consider when it comes to deciding where best to spend your old age – with some places better than others when you decide to retire.

A small chemical spill was cleared up on the A14 westbound today.

Members of Jaffa running club, Carl Ashton and Clive sparkes, with Paul Winter of Ipswich building society title spencer of The Twilight Road Races with GB athlete Helen Davies

The race director of an inaugural night of elite and mass participation street racing in Ipswich has called for more amateur runners and fundraisers to enter the event.

David McGoldrick signs autographs at Portman Road.

A record-breaking crowd of more than 8,000 Ipswich Town fans flocked to Portman Road for the club’s annual open day today.

Four people have been arrested after a cannabis factory was found in premises in Mickfield Road, Stonham Aspal.

The incident happened on Norwich Road in Ipswich, oppositve Coes department store.

An Ipswich police constable involved in an alleged road rage incident has been convicted of dangerous driving by a jury at Norwich Crown Court.

The latest encampment on Holland Marshes.

Efforts are continuing today to move travellers from two sites in Tendring.

Lord Alan Sugar

A 17-year-old boy from Preston has been ordered to pay Lord Alan Sugar £100 in compensation after sending him an offensive tweet.

Cambridge archaeologists and the Touching the Tide Heritage Lottery Funded project has linked up for a major archaeological dig at various sites around Dunwich - Suffolk's famous

A new dig in Dunwich is hoping to reveal all the secrets of Suffolk’s lost city.

Police are investigating the incident

Burglaries have taken place at two businesses in Hamblin Walk, Woodbridge this week.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages