Civil parking enforcement
The majority of parking enforcement across the UK is now the responsibility of local Councils rather than the Police. Cheshire West and Chester Council already carries out parking enforcement in the Ellesmere Port and Neston and Chester areas. The Council took over parking enforcement on Wednesday 20 November 2013 from Cheshire Police for the former Vale Royal area.
The benefits of parking enforcement include helping residents and vistors by:
- easing congestion caused by inconsiderate parking,
- improving road safety e.g. at junctions where parked cars can block the view,
- improving access and response times for emergency vehicles and public transport,
- reducing abuse of disabled parking by making sure spaces are available for genuine Blue Badge holders.
Challenging a Penalty Charge Notice
If you have recieved a Notice and you wish to challenge it you will find details of how to do this on the back of the Notice. You can also use our online form.
- Online: Challenge a parking fine online
Parking enforcement guidance
Cheshire West and Chester has produced guidance which explains how enforcement is carried out and provides details of when a Notice might be cancelled. The guidance was developed in consultation with residents and complies with parking legislation and the Secretary of State's guidance.
Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT)
The independent adjudicator for parking enforcement is the Traffic Penalty Tribunal. For more details about the Traffic Penalty Tribunal and their role please visit their website.