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Controlled Parking Zones enforcement to recommence from the 1st October 2020

Temporary enforcement freeze to end

Enforcement of Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) will be re-introduced from 1 October 2020.

Enforcement will apply to vehicles parked without displaying a valid permit in Resident Permit Bays or areas where parking is allowed on those CPZs where bays are not marked.

Harrow Council has been enforcing all other parking restrictions in CPZ areas such as yellow lines and dropped kerbs, throughout the temporary freeze on CPZ enforcement.

The council is also in the process of issuing replacement permits to all residents that held a valid permit between 1 April 2020 and 30 September 2020 and has changed the colour of the permits from yellow to orange so it is clear to see it is an extended permit.

Cllr Varsha Parmar, Environment Portfolio Holder, said: “We eased restrictions to help people during lockdown, but from October 1 enforcement will recommence to help people park. This is to ensure residents can park in spaces they are paying for and to keep our roads safe.

“We have unveiled a policy of issuing replacement permits to those to all residents that held a valid permit between 1 April 2020 and 30 September 2020.”

Notes

  • If a resident held a valid permit for the whole of the six-month period (including where they renewed a permit that expired without any breaks), they will receive a permit where the expiry date has been extended by six months.
  • If a resident purchased a permit part-way through the six-month period, they will receive a permit where the expiry date has been extended by the number of months they held the permit during the six-month period.
  • If a resident held a permit that expired during the six-month period, they will receive a permit for the number of months they held a valid permit during the six-month period. (e.g. if a permit expired on 31 May 2020, they will receive a permit for one month expiring 30 November 2020).
  • If a resident held a permit that expired during the six-month period but did not renew it on time they will receive permit that is extended by the total number of months they held a valid permit during the six month period. (e.g. if a permit expired on 31 May 2020 and they did not renew it but purchased a new permit starting 1 August 2020, they will receive a permit where the expiry date has been extended by four months [two months for the expired permit and two months for the new permit])

For more information visit our Parking and Permits page.

 

Published: 30th September 2020