Parking enforcement to resume
Parking enforcement in Haringey is set to resume in coming weeks, following temporary reductions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Parking enforcement in the borough is still operating at a reduced level, with Council Enforcement Officers (CEOs) only enforcing prohibited parking in town centres or at other locations where there has a report of dangerous parking.
Resuming enforcement will enable the council to reduce delays to critical services ensure road safety, regulate demand for the limited kerb space in the borough and encourage active travel to limit the impact of increased congestion and pollution in the borough.
Critical workers (NHS and Social Care) will still be entitled to park for free and must display their Government Parking Pass when carrying out official duties or parking in Haringey.
In order to support visitors and businesses, the ‘maximum stay period’ will be removed and a new one-day £15 charging cap will apply to on-street pay-by-phone and shared-use parking bays, for those who must drive. Normal tariffs will apply for those who want to pay for shorter periods. The new charge cap will also help to reduce strain on public transport, by enabling some commuter parking.
The phased return of enforcement will ensure that residents have adequate time to arrange parking permits, and will be rolled out as follows:
- W/C 15 June: From this week, residents can expect to receive a warning notification – on vehicles and via email to permit holders – with information about when enforcement will commence, and the steps they need to take to ensure their parking permits are up to date.
- W/C 22 June: information posters about the restart will be placed in town centres and next to pay-by-phone bays. Warning notices about the restart will continue to be shared on cars. Information about the availability of a new one-day £15 parking charge will also be shared.
- W/C 29 June: The new one-day £15 parking charge comes into effect and most parking contraventions will be enforced. Enforcement of loading bays, temporary traffic orders and suspended bays will also begin.
- Monday 6 July: Full enforcement will resume on the 6 July. This includes the restart of Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) enforcement of permit bays, shared-use and pay by phone bays and public car parks.
The recommendations align with the council’s social distancing measures to encourage active travel, such as walking and cycling, and guidance issued by the Local Government Association, London Councils, and the British Parking Association.
Cllr Chandwani, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods in Haringey Council, said:
“After much consideration, we now feel it is the right time to resume enforcement in the borough Controlled Parking Zones, to keep our roads safe and ensure that critical workers are able to travel through the borough without delay.
“As the lockdown measures begin to ease, people return to work, and retails stores begin to open, it’s important that we get the balance for transition back to our ‘new normal’, right.
“Our phased approach will ensure our residents have plenty of time to make arrangements for their parking permits before enforcement resumes.”
Residents are reminded to ensure that expired parking permits are renewed by 6 July. Permits can be purchased or renewed online or by post, by downloading the Resident and Visitor Parking Permit application form (PDF, 92KB).
Please see our Parking permits page for details.
If you are unable to access the Internet, you can phone 0208 489 0000 and ask for a form to be posted out to you. If you are unable to post your application, you can be supported and apply over the phone.
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