Parking enforcement is needed to:

  • improve traffic flow and ease congestion
  • ensure safety for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and vehicle occupants
  • ensure fair use of limited parking spaces
  • improve access for all
  • protect and improve our environment

Bank holidays and school holidays

On street parking restrictions and bus lanes still apply on Sundays and bank holidays unless stated otherwise.

Parking restrictions near schools still apply during school holidays unless stated otherwise.


Obstruction and dangerous parking are police matters. These include parking on the pavement and across driveways and entrances.

We can only enforce where there are parking restrictions in place. If so, you can report this to us.

Any income created from parking enforcement is used to fund the parking enforcement service. If there are additional funds, these are used for transport initiatives under government policy.

You can read our parking enforcement policy here.

Waiting restrictions

If parking is causing access issues, you can request the introduction of waiting restrictions such as double yellow lines.

Requests will only be considered where there is clear evidence of regular access problems for waste and recycling lorries.

If you think there is good cause for a specific location to have waiting restrictions, and you have evidence to support this you can request yellow lines or keep clear markings.

Overnight parking for lorries

If a vehicle weighs more than 3.5 tonnes, there may be licensing conditions relating to on-street parking under the Licensing of Operators Act 1995.

When a licence is granted for an operating centre, the licensing authority must be satisfied that it is an off-street yard or in the case of an owner-driver, it may be outside where they live.

If you have any concerns about this issue in your area, you may contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) by email at: or by calling: 0300 123 9000.

If a large vehicle is causing an obstruction, you can report a parking problem to the police by calling 101.

Annual reports

You can read our most recent parking enforcement annual report. Contact us using the details on this page for previous reports.

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