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Traffic delay warning ahead of summer surge in trips to the coast
2021-07-02 16:28:00
East Riding Council's tourism portfolio holder has told visitors and residents prepare for traffic delays in coastal resort towns bracing for a bumper summer for holidays. East Riding Council's Tourism Portfolio Holder Cllr Jane Evison said visitors to Bridlington should consider using its Park & Ride to curb the anticipated traffic delays. Read more: RNLI lifeguards return to east coast ahead of 'busiest summer' She added the council's South Cliff Holiday Park was currently 94 per cent occupied, a trend mirrored across East Riding establishments which are seeing a “rise” in summer bookings. It comes as Cllr Evison told East Riding ward members last week the local tourism industry had reported a surge in bookings this year amid the coronavirus staycation boom. The comments also follow a Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) call for tourists to visit East Yorkshire beaches safely as lifeguards brace for one of the busiest summers ever. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. But the portfolio holder added the rise in bookings, which the council hopes will partly fuel the East Riding's economic recovery from the pandemic, would bring traffic and other challenges. Cllr Evison said tourists and visitors to local venues and attractions should book in advance to make sure they get in. She also called on all visitors to continue falling coronavirus restrictions including maintaining social distancing, particularly while indoors. The portfolio holder said: “As we begin to enter the next phase of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown restrictions, we are seeing a positive rise in bookings this summer for our East Coast destinations. “We look forward to visitors returning again to the miles of beaches and open spaces we have here, unique to other areas. Find the latest traffic updates in your area “For holidaymakers visiting the East Coast, we would remind people to continue following current government guidelines around coronavirus. “Already, the council has maintained measures with visible coroanvirus safety signage and we would like to continue to remind our visitors to pre-book venues they intend to visit, where possible, to ensure availability. “We are also aware that with increased numbers visiting the coast, there will likely be an increase in traffic so we would encourage people to use the Park & Ride service situated next to Wilsthorpe Beach in Bridlington. “Visitors can park all day for only £5.50, which entitles up to five people to utilise the transport service into and back from Bridlington for no additional cost. Watch to find out more about coronavirus rules for holidays abroad: Video Loading Video Unavail

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