Civil parking enforcement
Please note: Following an announcement from the Government relating to parking, the Council has decided to take the initiative and implement the actions immediately. Therefore with immediate effect vehicles will be permitted a 10 minute 'grace period' following the expiry of a pay and display ticket and in areas with a limited stay. The Council's parking enforcement guidance will be updated shortly to reflect this.
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 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.