Reminder that normal parking rules resume on Saturday

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Reminder that normal parking rules resume on Saturday

Postby Community Editor » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:29 am

Vehicle owners in Wandsworth are being reminded that normal parking rules will come back into force on Saturday.

With the country emerging slowly from lockdown and many shops and local businesses reopening, parking controls will be stepped up this weekend.

From Saturday, July 4, residents with parking permits will no longer be able to park on yellow lines without risking a parking ticket.

Since the lockdown began in March, permit holders have been permitted to use most yellow lines – but this relaxation will come to an end on July 4.

The change will also apply to NHS staff who have been able to park for free, without a permit, in all of the borough’s parking zones and on yellow lines.

From July 4, they will no longer be able to park on yellow lines but can continue to use parking zone spaces as long as they display their Covid-19 healthcare workers parking permit on the dashboard. Those who do not yet possess this permit can contact the council via parking@wandsworth.gov.uk with proof of their employment to receive dispensation.

Over the course of the past week parking attendants have been issuing warning notices to vehicles with valid permits found on yellow lines. This will continue until Saturday.

The council’s transport spokesman Cllr Paul Ellis said: “Throughout the lockdown parking rules in Wandsworth have been massively relaxed to help people cope with the pandemic.

“As we move forward and we see that the majority of businesses are set to resume normal opening hours, we can expect to see an upturn in the demand for parking along with heavier traffic flows.

“We therefore intend to return to normal parking enforcement operations from Saturday, July 4. From that date, permit holders and vehicles with a parking discretion will no longer be permitted to park on single yellow lines.

“Parking management is an important public service that benefits motorists, businesses and the wider community. Those benefits include reducing congestion, maintaining road safety and helping to improve air quality, whilst ensuring access to goods and services.

“It’s important that the council takes steps to keep the borough moving so that essential services can be provided at this challenging time.”

For more information on local parking arrangements visit https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/parking/
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