We undertake on-street parking enforcement of Traffic Regulation Orders. The police enforce obstructive parking and moving traffic offences.
Report a parking problem
If you would like to report a problem with parking then please contact us. Please ensure that you include:
- Details of the problem
- The location of the problem
- Your contact details so that we can get back to you.
What does Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) mean?
We are responsible for on-street parking enforcement. Parking offences are no longer criminal offences. They are now handled as civil contraventions.
How is enforcement done
Our civil enforcement officers (CEOs) patrol all the borough’s streets and council-owned car parks where parking restrictions or Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) are in place.
CCTV vehicle enforcement
We use camera-equipped cars to monitor parking. These check around schools and bus stops where drivers are putting the safety of others at risk and causing congestion.
What will I be fined if I park incorrectly?
In the strictest terms you will not be “fined” at all. Under the new system all offences will be civil ones and a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) will be issued. These replace the current Fixed Penalty Notice and Excess Charge Notice.
How much will a Penalty Charge Notice cost?
The Penalty Charge Notice will be either £50 or £70 depending upon the type of contravention. These are defined in the Traffic Management Act 2004 and should be paid within 28 days. If it is paid within 14 days it is reduced by 50% to £25 or £35.