Last week in parking: 07 June 2020

07 Jun 2020

A minor change in the law allows councils to use cameras to enforce statutory cycle lanes from June 22. The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (England) General (Amendment) Regulations 2020 adds an exemption to the rules limiting the use of cameras for issuing Penalty Charge Notices. ukparking view: This is a welcome but very limited change, as very few cycle lanes can be enforced by councils; far more could be done to deal with parking in cycle lanes as described by Cycling UK, and cameras could be better used by allowing their use on pedestrian crossings and more moving traffic contraventions outside London.

Many authorities suspended parking charges at the end of March when government restrictions and guidance instructed people to stay at home. With restrictions being eased, roads getting busier, and non-essential retail due to open soon, many of the places that suspended charging are re-introducing them, including Nottingham and Chichester.

ITV reports on problems at Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire beauty spots, and the Fire Service and Police and Ambulance services have warned of parking problems in the Lake District.

The Shropshire Star reports on how it’s important to get signs right, with this example from Ludlow of how an attempt to highlight a restriction ended up undermining it instead