Epworth: Farm vehicle passing problem prompts calls for parking restrictions

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The farm vehicle had to wait for the cars to be moved to allow it to get past, according to local residents

Residents in a North Lincolnshire village have called for parking restrictions near a shop after a farm vehicle got stuck between two cars.

The incident was reported to have happened close to the Co-op store in Epworth on Tuesday.

Some said it was a recurring problem, with motorists parking either side of the road, rather than using the shop's car park.

North Lincolnshire Council said it would look at parking in the area.

According to residents, the farm vehicle had been making its way along Mowbray Street when it got stuck between the cars, and had to wait for their owners to return to move forward.

The incident has prompted calls for the council to look at painting double yellow lines on at least one side of the road to prevent further incidents.

Some locals have said it is a long-standing problem, particularly around harvest time.

A spokesman for North Lincolnshire Council said: "We have not previously been made aware of a parking issue outside the Co-op in Epworth.

"It has now been put on our traffic regulation order request list for future consideration."

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