Park­ing fines re­vealed ahead of war­den launch

£70 fines

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS - By PHIL CREIGHTON

TRAF­FIC WARDENS will be is­su­ing tick­ets across the bor­ough from Mon­day and the range of fines that peo­ple will be charged has been re­leased by Wok­ing­ham Bor­ough Coun­cil.

In ad­di­tion, the coun­cil has said it is now is­su­ing vir­tual per­mits for all on and off-street park­ing, re­plac­ing the pa­per per­mits it had pre­vi­ously used.

It said that the on­line process means that the new park­ing en­force­ment of­fi­cers will know if a per­mit has been is­sued to a ve­hi­cle or not.

There are no changes to charges – but the coun­cil will no longer is­sue re­minders to reap­ply for a pass.

A coun­cil spokesper­son said: “Sadly, we can no longer send re­minder let­ters when your per­mit is due to ex­pire, so please make a note when you need to re­new it.”

Most of the fines is­sued by the coun­cil will be for £70, but some park­ing con­tra­ven­tions will be £50.

“If they are paid within 14 days of the date that the park­ing ticket was is­sued, the fine will be halved, and if no fine is paid within 28 days, the fine will be in­creased to £105 or £75.

In the case of ap­peals, if this is rejected, there will be a fur­ther 14 day pe­riod to pay at the dis­counted rate. Park­ing in a re­stricted street ei­ther dur­ing re­stricted hours, load­ing/un­load­ing re­stric­tions are in force

Park­ing in a res­i­dent or shared use bay with­out per­mit or ticket Us­ing a ve­hi­cle parked in a park­ing place for sell­ing

Park­ing in a sus­pended bay or space

Not park­ing within the mark­ings of a bay or space; park­ing more than 50cm away from the kerb or park­ing next to a dropped kerb

Park­ing and not un­load­ing in an un­load­ing bay

Park­ing on roads raised to meet a foot­way, cy­cle track or verge Park­ing in a dis­abled space with­out a per­mit

Stop­ping in a taxi rank, bus stop or on a red route. The same fine ap­plies to stop­ping in a re­stricted area out­side a school, po­lice sta­tion, fire sta­tion or hospi­tal

Park­ing on a cy­cle lane or with one or more wheels on a foot­path or car­riage­way A com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle parked in con­tra­ven­tion with signs Park­ing on verges, lawns or greens owned by Wok­ing­ham Bor­ough Coun­cil

Stop­ping on a pedes­trian cross­ing

Park­ing in an elec­tric ve­hi­cle charg­ing sta­tion and not charg­ing the car

Park­ing in a car park’s re­stricted area

Ex­ceed­ing the max­i­mum weight or height of a space

Park­ing that causes an ob­struc­tion

£50 fines

Park­ing in a res­i­dents or shared use space after al­lot­ted time ex­pires

Re­turn­ing to a space/car park after al­lot­ted time ex­pires

Park­ing for longer than the al­lot­ted time

Leav­ing the en­gine run­ning Park­ing after a car park has closed

There are four ar­eas where Wok­ing­ham Bor­ough Coun­cil’s new traf­fic wardens won’t pa­trol: the M4, the A329M, the A3290 and the A33.

Traf­fic wardens will start is­su­ing tick­ets for badly parked ve­hi­cles from Mon­day

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