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Coronavirus (COVID-19): parking restrictions and CPZs

Find out about our free key worker permit extension and the end of relaxed COVID-19 parking enforcement.

Parking restrictions and controlled parking zones (CPZs) play an important role in keeping traffic flowing and reducing congestion on our roads. This is extremely important during the COVID-19 outbreak because our key workers need to travel unrestricted or delayed.

As our roads become busier as lockdown eases, we need to ensure our key workers are able to continue their work and are not delayed by congested roads.

From 26 May, free parking for key workers will continue but we will be ending the relaxation of parking enforcement for all other people.

Free temporary key worker permits

All valid free temporary key worker permits will remain valid until 22 August 2020.

If you applied in the first phase by emailing us directly, you should receive an email confirmation of this extension by Friday 5 June.

If you applied via our online permit system, the extension will be updated on your online permit account over the next week.

You can still apply for a free temporary key worker permit.

Parking enforcement changes from 26 May 2020

We will begin issuing warning notices to vehicles parked in Pay and Display and controlled parking zones (CPZs) without a valid permit. This includes both resident and business parking permits.

Please ensure you have a valid permit if parking in a CPZ. You can apply for a parking permit on our website.

We also have several cashless ways for you to pay for Pay and Display.

Parking enforcement changes from 1 June 2020

From Monday 1 June, 2020 parking enforcement across the borough will resume and we will begin issuing Penalty Charge Notices for all contraventions.