A PROJECT to inform drivers about pedestrianised zones in Scarborough has been approved.

The project by North Yorkshire Police aims to inform drivers about pedestrianisation zones in the town centre precinct, to make residents and visitors feel safer whilst shopping.

New signage has been installed, approved by North Yorkshire County Council and, with assistance from Scarborough Borough Council, an advice leaflet has been produced.

Access is granted to goods vehicles in the town centre precinct from 4pm to 11am to load and unload.

Utility vehicles have an exemption to the regulations but must adhere to the one-way system which is in place.

Emergency services also have full right of access at any time.

PC Nick Patrick, the neighbourhood policing team beat manager for the town centre working within the community impact team in Scarborough, spearheaded the project.

He said: “This is not about how many tickets can be issued, I want us to be able to educate drivers to read the signs, to prevent further injury to pedestrians or even worse.”

A temporary change was made to the predestination rules in 2020 during the pandemic, but was removed earlier this year.

You can obtain a copy of the leaflet from SBC Customer Direct on St Nicholas Street or from Scarborough Police Station from Monday July 25.