Double yellow lines painted along a Westward Ho! road have no significance in the winter.
This fact emerged at a meeting of Bideford Road Safety Committee on Friday. Mr M Crosley had asked why the lines were there together with signs saying that there must be not parking ‘at any time’ when an official notice in the local Press had said that parking was allowed during the winter. This type of seasonal order, replied Police Sergt D Page, was made a great deal of use of in small North Devon coastal villages where there was an influx of summer traffic.
The Minister of Transport, Mrs Barbara Castle, has been invited to visit Bideford during the forthcoming Road Safety Week. The chairman of the organising committee, Mr G Robinson, told the meeting she had been asked to present the awards.
The full Gazette article is dated 10 March 1967