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Reporting idling vehicles

Find out more about how to report idling vehicles and what action the enforcement contractor will take following a report.


Penalty Charge Notices will be issued to any vehicle observed idling by a London Borough of Lewisham Civil Enforcement Officer. This applies to any vehicle that is not in a traffic jam.

How to report idling

Vehicles which are idling can be reported by telephone or by email.

Telephone: 02087875397 (option 5).

Email: LewishamParking@NSLServices.co.uk. Please add in the subject line Idling Vehicle Report FAO On-Street.

After the report is made

Due to the nature of idling, it is not likely that a Civil Enforcement Officer will attend the scene of the report before the idling vehicle moves on. Reports of idling will be tracked by NSL Lewisham Parking Services whether a Penalty Charge Notice is issued or not.

Enforcement will be adjusted as idling hotspots are identified over time.