PARKING enforcement will return in July with a phased operation starting next week. 

Attendants will initially focus on critical areas such as junctions, disabled bays and known hot spots where inconsiderate and illegal parking can cause serious disruption, which will start on Monday, June 29.

It is expected that normal enforcement duties, including on and off-street car parks, will restart on Monday, July 6.

Key workers’ parking permits introduced in March for on and off street Council parking bays will remain valid for the time being.

The council have promised that to keep people safe, ticket machines across South Ayrshire will be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

But for residents who are worried about using machines will be able to download a cashless parking app, RingGo, which will allow them to pay for parking without the need for coins or cash.

Parking Attendants have been praised for their volunteer work to help communities during the coronavirus lockdown.

Councillor Ian Cochrane, Portfolio Holder for Environment said: “I’d like to thank Parking Attendants who while unable to carry out their enforcement roles, have volunteered to help in communities during this pandemic.

“With further easing of Scottish Government restrictions, our priority is to keep the public safe when they are out and about on our roads. “Parking Attendants will initially focus on critical areas to ensure that roads are safe, and blue badge holders have appropriate access to services and shops, when they resume their duties on Monday 29 June.”

“We know that even as we emerge from this pandemic, key workers are still performing critical roles. Therefore, all key worker parking permits will remain valid at the moment to ensure they can continue to park without issue.” To register all you need is a payment card and a smartphone or computer. For further information or to register visit MyRingGo

You can also register online at here