Southend's parking enforcement has been reduced to focus only on safety, and issues such as obstruction, council bosses have announced.

It comes after Southend Council's announcement on Monday that one hour yellow line restrictions were being suspended in residential areas to ensure people can stay at home.

The council is also speaking to its contractor APCOA to look at how parking enforcement staff could be redeployed to help the local community response to coronavirus.

The latest lift on restrictions includes car parks and pay and display areas.

Ron Woodley, council deputy leader, said: “Whilst people may see civil enforcement officers out still, parking enforcement was majorly scaled back on Tuesday to focus on safety and issues like obstruction.

“We will only be enforcing double yellows, loading bays, obstruction, and school zig zagsin places where schools are open. We are suspending enforcement of pay and display bays, car parks and resident parking schemes.

"We have also lifted one hour yellow restrictions in residential areas. We hope that this helps people stay at home where they can, but also maintain safety where needed and ensure that vital deliveries can be made for example.

“Our priority is to ensure that emergency vehicles and delivery vehicles are able to get to those in need and we believe this will help enable this.

“Staff are working on their own where they can, and where not, we have instructed that social distancing be observed. The situation is being constantly reviewed and may be scaled back further in the coming days.”

The full list of the one-hour single yellow line restrictions. All are Monday to Friday.

10-11am (Chalkwell)

Mount Avenue
The Drive

11-12 noon (Chalkwell)

Hall Park Avenue

2-3pm (Leigh)

Salisbury Avenue
Burnham Road
Theobalds Road
Vernon Road
Herschell Road
Harley Street
Canvey Road
Ray Walk
Ray Close
Hamboro Gardens
Marine Parade (Leigh)
Marine Close

10-11am & 2-3pm

Southbourne Grove
Westbourne Grove

11-12 noon (Thorpe

Thorpe Hall Avenue
Elm Grove
The Broadway
Parkanaur Avenue
Fermoy Road
St Augustines Avenue
St James Avenue
Johnstone Road
Woodgrange Drive

2-3pm (Thorpe)

Thorpe Hall Avenue
Banstaple Road
Daines Way
Branscombe Gardens
Samuels Drive
Ladram Road
Burlescombe Road
Branscombe Square
Broadclyst Gardens
Chadacre Road
Ladram Way
Tyrone Road
Fermoy Road