PARKING bosses have defended the introduction of new restrictions on market day in Dovercourt.

Drivers parking in bays on Kingsway and Station Road had been caught out by the restrictions, which mean they cannot park there on a Friday.

A North Essex Parking Partnership spokesman said: “The changes to parking restrictions on Kingsway and Station Road aim to better accommodate the extra traffic on these roads when the street market is taking place nearby.

“Prior to the restrictions changing, each was advertised using local papers, street furniture and online, along with letters to properties on the two roads."