Parking fines and enforcement

Dropped kerbs

Following a change to legislation in 2009 the Parking Service is now able to undertake enforcement of dropped kerbs relating to residential /commercial driveways and pedestrian crossing points.

Residential driveways

Between the hours of 8.45am and 5.15pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.45am - 4.45pm on Fridays, please call the Parking Service on 01923 278890 with your name and address details.

A Civil Enforcement Officer will attend the location as soon as possible. In line with legislative requirements, dropped kerb enforcement in relation to residential or commercial driveways can only be conducted with the express consent of the occupier whose access has been obstructed. As a result, the Officer will need to acquire a signature before issuing a Penalty Charge Notice.

Please note that if this permission is not given or if the occupier is not present for any reason, then no action will be taken. Equally, vehicles that are parked close to the dropped kerb but not physically preventing a vehicle from coming or going will not fall under the criteria of the contravention and a penalty will not be issued in such circumstances.

The Parking Service does not have the power to remove vehicles. If you believe a vehicle is causing an obstruction or you find that your driveway is blocked outside of the Parking Service hours (8.45am - 5.15pm, Monday to Thursday, 8.45am - 4.45pm on Fridays) then you should contact the Police Non-Emergency line on 101.

Many householders find that the provision of a white line deters motorists from leaving their vehicles across driveways. For more information on how to apply for an advisory white line, please click here.
 

Pedestrian Crossing Points

Unlike residential or commercial driveways, the Parking Service is able to issue Penalty Charge Notices to any vehicle that is obstructing a pedestrian crossing point at any time.

The obstruction of a pedestrian crossing point can cause significant problems for visually impaired pedestrians, those in wheelchairs or pedestrians with prams. As a result, motorists should check carefully before leaving their vehicle.

Motorists should be aware that pedestrian crossing points are not always signified by a dropped kerb. In some areas, the road has been raised to meet the height of the footway. In these cases, the crossing point is denoted by the tactile paving slabs on either side of the road.

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