‘Good source of extra income’: Drivers renting out parking spaces, driveways to tourists

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Lisa Bruce is one of several residents in the town who rent out parking spaces on their own driveways. She uses a website and shares the offer on social media, allowing visitors to have a place to park.

It costs £3 for the space for part of the day, £5 for a full day and £10 for full weekends.

She started offering her drive out in June when increasing numbers of tourists began to descend on the seaside town and parking pressures increased.

The North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby was named as the most popular British holiday destination, according to a survey from Snaptrip.

Because of foreign travel restrictions over the last year, many have chosen to holiday domestically with many looking to explore areas they had never visited.

Yorkshire, Scotland and Cornwall were some of the most popular destinations for drivers looking to go on staycation this year.

According to Teeside Live, Lisa’s house is near Whitby Abbey and a short walk into town.

She said: “I only started doing it in June when a neighbour’s daughter who lives on the Ropery and struggles to park when tourists park there suggested it to me.

“I’d never considered it an option before then.

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“I’ve had a lot of people park so far and it’s proved to be a good source of extra income for me and my girls.

“I have a large drive that can fit six cars on and only have my car, so I thought I’d give it a try.

“We are close to town and there are a lot of holiday cottages along Church Street with no parking.

“It was very busy over summer and I have both spaces booked out at the moment.

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