Parking grace period extended in Ilkley

Bradford Council has extended the amount of time people will be given before they get a parking ticket by 30 minutes.

The extension, which also applies to the 30 minutes free parking in Ilkley, will give people extra time to allow for the government’s social distancing measures put in place to control the spread of Covid-19.

Shoppers are currently having to queue outside shops and the number of people allowed inside shops is limited.

The grace period extension only applies to pay and display parking.

The extra 30 minutes adds to the current grace period of 11 minutes and the new policy will remain in place until the end of July.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “We’ve done a lot of work to help people social distance on the high street but we