FROM Monday, June 15, parking restrictions in Hillingdon will be reinstated after being temporarily lifted.

A number of parking concessions, including free and unlimited parking in council car parks and on-street bays, were introduced by the council at the end of March.

The aim was to support residents and key workers as the country went into lockdown.

As it eases and the council seeks to balance the books, drivers will again be required to pay to park in council-owned public car parks and on-street pay and display bays.

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The issuing of free emergency residential permits, also in place since March, is under review but will remain in force until further notice.

This was introduced to accommodate the higher than normal number of vehicles parked on residential streets in stay-at-home Britain.

Hillingdon will continue to allow NHS staff and other key workers to park free of charge in the borough. Other concessions, for blue badge holders whose permits have expired, will be honoured until September 30.

Cllr Keith Burrows, cabinet member for transportation, said: “To support the reopening of the economy, particularly in our town centres, we feel the time is right to ask drivers to help us by observing pre-pandemic parking arrangements.”