Residents reminded to display parking permits
Ref: PR 8298
Motorists are being
urged to display their residential parking permits in their vehicles to avoid
being issued with a Penalty Charge Notice.
The reminder comes as Wakefield
Council has now taken on the powers for enforcing vehicle parking restrictions
across the district.
The Council has had
responsibility for Civil Parking Enforcement since June 13, having taken on the
powers from the Police. The Council’s team of Civil Enforcement Officers are
now patrolling the streets across the district, offering a greater level of
Cllr Matthew Morley, Cabinet
Member for Transport and Highways, said: “We are reminding residents to display
their parking permits if they live in a permitted zone.
“The greater level of
enforcement offered by the Council’s Civil Enforcement Officers means that
motorists who do not display their residential parking permit are now more
likely to be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice.
“If residents need to replace
a permit, or apply for a new one, this can be done on the Council’s website.”
Motorists whose parking
contravenes the regulations will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)
which costs £50 or £70 depending on the seriousness of the contravention.
This charge is reduced by 50%
if it is paid within 14 days of the PCN’s issue date. Failure to pay will
result in further action, including an increased charge.
To apply for a residential
parking permit, or to replace a lost one, please visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/parking.
Those that live in an area with a resident parking scheme, will require a
permit for every vehicle parked outside their home.
Areas with a resident parking
scheme have signs displayed and markings in the road. A full list of all the
schemes across the district is available at www.wakefield.gov.uk/parking