PARKING IN EALING - WHATDOTHEYKNOW
PARKING IN EALING - WHATDOTHEYKNOW
2 www.ealing.gov.uk/parking The complete guide to parking: Your guide to parking in Ealing is published by Ealing Council. The contents in this publication are believed to be correct at the time of printing, June 2009.Whilst every care has been taken to ensure all information is correct, Ealing Council can accept no responsibility for changes in the detail given, or for any expense of loss thereby caused.
[ParkSmart [ 3 Welcome to the complete guide to parking in Ealing This guide tells you where you can park in the borough, where you can’t park and what to do if you are not sure.
There is no doubt that we need parking enforcement. Without it our roads would quickly grind to a halt and be unsafe for pedestrians and other vehicles. In 2007 there were 131,930 vehicles registered in Ealing (up 15% from 1997). In our most recent residents’ survey 23% said that traffic congestion was one of their main concerns and 19% mentioned availability of parking.
This guide will give you the information you need to understand the rules, to park safely and to avoid getting a parking ticket (Penalty Charge Notice). We expect it to lead to a reduction in the number of parking tickets issued. Parking is one of the areas of the council’s work where we sometimes attract criticism. However we are working hard to be consistent when enforcing parking controls. Our parking enforcement work will never be popular with those who are in the wrong but it must be fair, accurate and consistent. Over the last year we have made strenuous attempts to improve this service.
As a result, dealing with us will be much quicker and easier than before.You can now pay for resident permits or visitor vouchers via the council’s website at www.ealing.gov.uk/parking If you do get a parking ticket, you will be able to pay it online. If you choose to dispute your ticket, you will now be able to track your case online.
We hope you find this guide useful and you keep it in your glove box to provide a quick and easy reference tool for all your parking needs.
[ParkSmart [ 5 Contents Introduction 3 Parking in Ealing 6 How to park - Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) 7 - Resident parking and visitor vouchers 8-9 - Disabled parking 10-12 - Parking on footways and footpaths 13 - Pay & display bays 14-15 - Free bays and stop & shop bays 16 - Motorcycle bays 17 - Car park information 18-23 - Dropped footways 24-25 - Parking near schools 26 - Loading, unloading and load bans 27-30 - Suspensions and dispensations 31-32 Parking and traffic enforcement - Bus lanes and red routes 33 - Moving traffic contraventions 34-36 - Types of enforcement 37-38 Penalty Charge Notices - Parking contraventions 39-44 -
Paying or challenging a 45-47 Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) -
Top tips on avoiding a ticket (Penalty Charge Notice) 48-49 -
What to do if you get a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) 50 Parking – online back cover
6 What the legislation says The Traffic Management Act 2004 is the primary legislation for civil parking enforcement in England.The Act came into force 31 March 2008 and replaced the Road Traffic Act 1991 (as amended) as the main piece of legislation covering parking enforcement in England. In order to ensure a fair and consistent approach to civil parking enforcement in England, the Traffic Management Act 2004 also allows the Secretary of State to issue guidance to local authorities and enforcement agencies to assist with the interpretation of the legislation. Under the Traffic Management Act 2004, parking and traffic enforcement activities are carried out by Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs), previously known as parking attendants, or by using camera enforcement systems (known as CCTV) approved by the Secretary of State.
The London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2003 governs decriminalised traffic enforcement activities in Greater London.The Act allows the use of suitable devices including camera enforcement systems to enforce decriminalised traffic contraventions such as banned traffic manoeuvres in London. The London Local Authorities Act 1996 (as amended) governs bus lane enforcement activities in Greater London. It allows the use of camera enforcement systems approved by the Secretary of State. The role of a Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) The main objective of a Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) is to ensure that parking controls are observed and enforced in a fair, accurate and consistent manner.
CEOs enforce parking regulations by serving Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) where vehicles are parked in contravention of the relevant restrictions.
CEO duties also involve helping the public by acting as a point of contact, inspecting parking equipment and reporting faults, checking and reporting incorrect street furniture, road signs and markings and by issuing information leaflets or warning notices when required. A CEO is also expected to record and provide accurate information about a PCN. This information can be used by the notice processing team when appeals are received against PCNs issued and ultimately by the parking adjudicator in the case of a PCN being appealed.
Parking in Ealing – Parking in Ealing www.ealing.gov.uk/parking
[ParkSmart [ 7 What is a Controlled Parking Zone? In residential areas where there is a lot of traffic, specially designated Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) are in force.These zones have parking restrictions in place and are marked with yellow lines and parking bays.The entry points to these zones are signposted and indicate the days and hours for when restrictions apply. What happens if I park in a CPZ during the hours of operation? The times on the sign show when single yellow lines and paid-for bays are enforced. If you park on a single yellow line within these times, or in a parking bay without making a payment (ie.
purchasing a pay & display ticket), you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). Double yellow lines are enforced 24 hours a day, and some individual parking spaces have their own signs indicating the hours of enforcement. What about parking restrictions outside of a CPZ?
Outside of these zones, only some roads have parking restrictions and these will be signposted. Controlled Parking Zones Mon - Fri 8.30am - 6.30pm Saturday 8.30am - 1.30pm Controlled ZONE Zone ENDS
8 Resident bays If you live in Ealing you can apply for a resident parking permit for the zone in which you live.This enables you to park in dedicated resident bays in your zone. Many zones have resident-only bays, however, some zones have dual-purpose bays, which allow both residents and vehicles displaying a valid pay & display ticket to park there. Please ensure you check the signs before parking.
Resident permit prices A resident permit currently costs either £25 or £45 depending on which zone you live in.To check your permit zone, see www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Visitor vouchers Residents and businesses can buy visitor vouchers (scratch cards) for the zone in which they live or run a business.These allow their visitors to park during the hours of control in resident bays. Below is an example of one version of visitor voucher available. Resident parking and visitor vouchers www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Resident permit holders Display Ticket Max 4 Hours No Return within 1 hour P A or Pay At Machine Mon - Fri 8.30 - 6.30pm P K1 Permit holders only Mon - Fri 9 - 10 am 3 - 4 pm Zone
9 Visitors using the vouchers need to scratch off the date, month, year and time of arrival and display it on the dashboard of the vehicle with all details clearly visible.Vouchers only need to be displayed during controlled hours (that is when payment is normally required) and you must ensure that you are using the correct voucher for the zone where you park. Note:The vehicle for which you are applying must not exceed three metres in height and 1.83 metres in width. Visitor voucher prices A book of resident visitor vouchers cost between £2 and £5 and they can last from three hours to all day.The amount of parking time per voucher varies from zone to zone.
Please visit www.ealing.gov.uk/parking for more details.
All business visitor vouchers cost £1 per voucher and £5 for a book. Each voucher in the book lasts for one hour. Service vouchers Contractors can apply for service vouchers whilst carrying out contractual works, such as building works, gardening and plumbing. The voucher entitles the holder to park in a resident bay in any zone within the borough. Service voucher prices Service vouchers are £1 per voucher and £10 for a book.Again, each voucher is valid for one hour. How to apply for a resident permit or visitor voucher You can now apply for your resident permit or visitor voucher online. Visit www.ealing.gov.uk/parking to complete an application form.
Alternatively you can call 020 8825 6677 or visit customer services to request a form. Parking in a resident bay without a permit or voucher If a vehicle is found in a resident bay without displaying a valid resident permit or voucher for that zone, a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) may be issued and in certain circumstances the vehicle may be removed. See our section onTypes of Enforcement on page 37 -38. Resident parking and visitor vouchers [ParkSmart [
10 Blue badges The blue badge scheme provides a range of parking concessions for drivers and passengers with severe disabilities or mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport.The scheme operates throughout the UK, although the parking concessions can vary between different London boroughs.The following information outlines the rules for blue badge holders in Ealing. Where to park with a blue badge on-street Parking bays Blue badge holders can park free of charge for an unlimited time in the following bays: disabled bays
pay & display bays
stop & shop bays
loading bays (only if loading
or unloading) free bays.
Note: the maximum stay restrictions in any of these bays do not apply to blue badge holders.
Yellow lines Blue badge holders can also park on single or double yellow lines (without causing an obstruction) for a maximum of three hours.A time clock should always be displayed alongside the blue badge to indicate the time of arrival. If loading restrictions apply on a yellow line, blue badge holders are not permitted to park at all whilst these restrictions are in force. Loading restrictions are indicated by kerb markings and a nearby no loading sign stating the restricted hours – see pages 27-30 for more information (loading and unloading section).
Disabled parking www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Blue badge holders only P
[ParkSmart [ 11 Disabled parking Where not to park with a blue badge on-street suspended bays
bays reserved for the police,
fire brigade, ambulance services, doctors, veterinary surgeons, religious places, buses, coaches, taxis, motorcycles, mobile library services and car club bays on the pavement unless there are
signs and markings permitting footway parking white zigzag lines at pedestrian
crossings or on yellow zigzag lines outside schools. Parking with a blue badge off-street (in car parks) Blue badge holders can park free of charge for an unlimited time in any council run car park (see page 18-22 for details).This concession only applies during the car park opening hours and blue badge holders can park in any bay except for those specifically reserved for other users (as indicated by signs and bay markings).
Some car parks have dedicated disabled bays with a three hour maximum time limit for blue badge holders.When displaying your badge, it must be accompanied by a time clock. In these bays, once your parking time has expired you are not permitted to return to the same bay for two hours. Important: Your blue badge should always be displayed on your dashboard with the wheelchair symbol facing outwards and should be removed from view when the parking concessions are not being used or the disabled driver or passenger is not present.
It is against the law to give your badge to friends or family to allow them to park for free without you.
12 Please refer to the leaflet you received with your blue badge, which tells you more details about your rights and responsibilities under the blue badge scheme. How to apply You can print out and complete the application form by visiting our website at www.ealing.gov.uk/bluebadge Alternatively, you can request one by calling us on 020 8825 8000. If your application is successful, you will also need to provide two recent colour passport-style photos of yourself. Please sign both photos on the back. An administration fee of £2 is payable at the time of issuing. Please take your completed blue badge application form and relevant documentation with a fee (if applicable) to: for postcodes: W5, W7, and W13 Customer Service Reception 14 – 16 Uxbridge Road London W5 2HL for postcodes: W3, W4, NW10 and W12 Customer Service Reception Acton Town Hall Winchester Street Acton W3 6NE for postcodes: UB1, UB2, UB5 and UB6 Customer Service Reception Greenford Area Office 301 Ruislip Road Greenford Middlesex UB6 9SE Disabled parking www.ealing.gov.uk/parking
[ParkSmart [ 13 Parking on footways Parking on footways is generally not permitted in London.Vehicles parked on footways or an area of the road that forms part of a footway can cause a problem for pedestrians, especially wheelchair users, parents with pushchairs or people with mobility difficulties. However there are some areas where parking on a footway is permitted. Relevant signs and lines will indicate this, as shown below. These signs indicate that you may park your vehicle partially or fully on the footway (depending on how the car is positioned on the sign).
Both these signs indicate the end of the area where you may park your vehicle on the footway, i.e.
no footway parking allowed. These signs indicate that a vehicle may be parked partially or fully (depending on how the car is positioned on the sign) on the footway in this area during the hours of operation. Outside of these hours vehicles must not be parked on the footway, otherwise a Penalty Charge Notice may be issued. P 6pm - 8am P P P 6pm - 8am P P
14 On-street Pay & display bays are parking bays with a single ticket machine for a number of parking spaces.The hours when payment is required, maximum stay limits and instructions on how to pay are all stated on the front of the machine. Once you have paid for the amount of time you require, the machine will print a ticket displaying the expiry time of your parking session. This ticket must be displayed clearly in your vehicle so our Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) can check all the details. Pay & display bays www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Pay & display bays [ParkSmart [ Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm P Pay at machine Display ticket Max stay 2 hours
[ParkSmart [ 15 Off-street (car parks) All our car parks use pay & display machines. What happens if I exceed my time limit? If you do not move your vehicle before the expiry time displayed on your ticket, a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) may be issued.The vehicle may also be removed. However, you can always add more time to an existing parking session if you need it. Simply return to the pay & display machine to buy another ticket. What happens if the pay & display machine is out of order? Our machines are checked by inspectors on a regular basis, so if the machine is out of order, there will usually be a sign indicating whether payment is required and where to find an alternative machine.
If the machine in the bay where you park is out of order, then you need to buy a ticket from a nearby machine. If no alternative machine is available then you may park for free up to the maximum stay limit. If the machine goes out of order when you use it: tell a passing CEO so that it can
be reported buy a ticket from an alternative
pay & display machine nearby if you have lost any money in a faulty
machine, make a note of the machine number and street name and write to Ealing Parking Services, Ealing Council, PO Box 46264, London, W5 2UN. Parking is usually free on public and bank holidays.
Please check the signs carefully before leaving your vehicle.
Pay & display bays
16 Stop & shop and free bays are spaces where you can park for a limited period of time free of charge.The hours of control when these bays are in force are stated on a sign. Outside of these times you can use the bays without restriction. IMPORTANT: During controlled hours you are only allowed to park for the time specified on the sign and you must not return to the same space within the ‘no return’ period stated, otherwise a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) may be issued.This allows other drivers the opportunity to use these free bays.
Free bays and stop & shop bays www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Stop & Shop Mon - Sat 8am - 6.30pm 30 mins P No return within 1 hour Mon - Sat 8 am - 7 pm 20 mins P No return within 40 mins
[ParkSmart [ 17 Motorcycle bays Within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) motorcycles can park in resident bays or pay & display bays free of charge. Some of our car parks have free motorcycle-only bays. Please see page pages 18-22 for more information about these car parks. Please note, there are also on-street motorcycle-only bays outside our CPZs. IMPORTANT: Motorcycles should not be parked where they may cause an obstruction. You cannot: park on the footway
park across two bays
park outside the bay markings
lock your bike against a tree
that is on a pavement. P
18 Car park information www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Name Spaces Charges Opening Hrs Season Ticket 1 Arden Road, West Ealing, W13 8RP 27 x
Pay & display bays 1 x
Pay & display machine 2 x Disabled bays 3 x Motorcycle bays £1 per hour 8am-6pm Mon-Sun £500 annual permit £150 quarterly permit 2 Churchfield Road,Acton, W3 6BS 57 x
Pay & display bays 2 x
Disabled bays 1 x Car club bay 4 x Motorcycle bays 1 x
Pay & display machine 60p per hour for first three hours, £1.20 per hour after three hours 8am-6pm Mon-Sun £360 annual permit £95 quarterly permit 3 Deans Gardens, West Ealing, W13 9LX 46 x
Pay & display bays 2 x
Pay & display machines 4 x Disabled bays £1 per hour 8am–6pm Mon-Sun There are 18 car parks in Ealing situated in all parts of the borough.
Some of our car parks offer season tickets for discounted, year-round parking and the prices in all car parks have been frozen until 2010. All car parks are free of charge after 6pm and on bank holidays.
[ParkSmart [ 19 Name Spaces Charges Opening Hrs Season Ticket 4 Featherstone Terrace, Southall, UB2 5AL 143 x
Pay & display bays 7 x Disabled bays 2 x
Pay & display machines 80p per hour or £3 all day 8am–6pm Mon-Sun £250 5 George Street, Hanwell, W7 3TA 83 x
Pay & display bays 10 x Motorcycle bays 3 x Disabled bays 2 x
Pay & display machines 60p per hour or £2 all day 8am–6pm Mon-Sun £250 (Resident permit £50) 6 Greenford Broadway, Greenford, UB6 7LS 149 x
Pay & display bays 10 x Disabled bays 50p per hour for the first two hours then 80p per hour after that 8am–6pm Mon-Sun £250 Car park information
20 Name Spaces Charges Opening Hrs Season Ticket 7 Herbert Road, Southall, UB1 1LH 252 x
Pay & display bays 8 x
Mother and child bays 12 x Disabled bays 2 x Lifts £1 per hour £1 for first hour then £1.50 (Only Sat and Sun) 8am-Midnight Mon-Sun No charge after 6 pm. £500 annual permit £150 quarterly permit 8 Norwood Road 1, Southall (corner of King St), UB2 4EA 50 x
Pay & display bays 4 x Disabled bays 2 x
Pay & display machines 80p per hour 8am-6pm Mon-Sun 9 Norwood Road 2, Southall (Adjacent to no.13), UB2 4EA 22 x
Pay & display bays 1 x
Pay & display machine 80p per hour 8am-6pm Mon-Sun 10 Perivale Station, Perivale, UB6 8AE 100 x
Pay & display bays 6 x Disabled bays 2 x
Pay & display machines 1 x Motorcycle bay £3 all day, 8am-6pm Mon-Sat £400 annual permit £150 quarterly permit www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Car park information
[ParkSmart [ 21 Name Spaces Charges Opening Hrs Season Ticket 11 Salisbury Street, Acton,W3 8NW 63 x
Pay & display bays 4 x Disabled bays 1 x Car Club bay 4 x Motorcycle bays 4 x
Pay & display machines 80p per hour 8am–6pm Mon-Sun £360 annual permit £95 quarterly permit 12 Singapore Road (multistorey),West Ealing, W13 0UF 46 x
Pay & displayy bays 1 x
Pay & display machine 60p per hour or £3 all day. 8am–6pm Mon-Sun 13 Singapore Road (surface), West Ealing, W13 0UF 72 x
Pay & display bays 2 x
Pay & display machines 12 x Disabled bays 2 x Motorcycle bays £1 per hour 8am- 6pm Mon-Sun £250 annual permit 14 South Ealing Road, South Ealing, W5 4QT 28 x
Pay & display bays 1 x
Pay & display machine 2 x Disabled bays 5 x Motorcycle bays 80p per hour 8am–6pm Mon-Sun Car park information
22 Name Spaces Charges Opening Hrs Season Ticket 15 Springbridge Road (multistorey), Ealing Broadway, W5 2AA 465 x
Pay & display bays 7 x
Pay & display machines 8 x Disabled bays 9 x Motorcycle bays 9 x
Mother and child bays 2 x Lifts £1 per hour e.g £2 for two hours up to £15 for 15 hours. 7am-10pm Mon-Sun No charge after 6pm From 1 June 2009, the car park will open 24 hours a day. £500 annual permit £150 quarterly permit (both permits seven days a week) 17 Town Hall, Ealing Broadway, W5 2BY 283 x
Pay & display bays 2 x
Pay & display machines 7 x Disabled bays £2 all day Sat & Sun: 8am –6pm Staff permit holders Mon-Fri 8am- 5pm Public car park after 5pm weekdays (free) All day Sat & Sun (charge) 18 Witham Road,West Ealing, W13 0TG 13 x
Pay & display bays 1 x
Pay & display machine £1 per hour 8am-6pm Mon-Sun www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Car park information
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24 Enforcement of dropped footways Dropped footway means any part of the footway or verge where it has been lowered to meet the level of the carriageway of a road for the purpose of: assisting pedestrians crossing the road,
especially parents with prams and wheelchairs and the less mobile such as elderly and disabled people assisting vehicles to enter or leave the
road across the footway or verge, to provide access to an off-street parking space such as a drive or garage. Any motorist parking in front of or adjacent to a dropped footway may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) unless the vehicle is parked within a legally marked permitted parking place e.g.
displaying a valid resident permit / voucher in a resident parking area during the hours of operation of a CPZ.
You, members of your family and friends can park in front of the dropped footway outside your property as long as there are no parking restrictions in force at the time. If someone else parks across your dropped footway (without your permission), you can request the council to issue them with a PCN. In order to do this, you need to be registered with the council.You are then able to telephone the council about specific incidents and request the council to issue a PCN. Note: If you live within a controlled parking zone (CPZ), the same process applies. Please note all vehicles must have a valid permit/voucher displayed if parking during controlled hours of the CPZ.
Dropped footways www.ealing.gov.uk/parking
[ParkSmart [ 25 To register To register with the council you need to complete the enforcement of a dropped footway form and return it (with supporting documentation). You can obtain the form by visiting www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Please send your completed form to: Ealing Council, Parking Services, PO Box 46264, London,W5 2UN. The registration list will be updated on the first working day of each month. To request enforcement To request the enforcement of a dropped footway, please contact parking services on 020 8825 6677 from Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, or call 020 8825 5000 at all other times.
Note: If you live within a controlled parking zone (CPZ), the same process applies.The council is also able to issue a PCN at any time whether in or out of the controlled hours. Please note all vehicles must have a valid permit/voucher displayed if parking during controlled hours of the CPZ. Dropped footways
26 School keep clear markings These restrictions are provided for safety reasons to ensure clear sight lines for both motorists and children outside schools.They are identified by yellow zigzag lines and large yellow signs placed either in the centre of or at the end of the restrictions.
School zigzags are only operational during school term times on Monday to Friday 8-9.30am and 3-4.30pm. IMPORTANT: Please check the signs carefully before parking or stopping.No vehicles,including vehicles displaying a disabled person’s blue badge,are permitted to stop within the area of the markings during the times and dates the restriction is in force,even for picking up or setting down of passengers.If you park on a yellow zigzag line,you will get a PCN. Additionally, you must not load or unload within the restricted area during the time and period that the restriction is in operation.
If the school lies within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ), then the keep clear area may also be covered by a single yellow line restriction. This prohibits parking within the school keep clear area during the CPZ hours of operation. If you are not sure of the hours of operation, check the CPZ entry signs, permit parking bay signs or signs at pay & display machines.
If you park on a yellow line (without causing an obstruction) near a school whilst dropping off or picking up your child, you can park for up to five minutes for free. If you stay longer than five minutes you may get a PCN. If you park in a resident parking bay near a school whilst dropping off or picking up your child, you can park for up to ten minutes for free. If you stay longer than ten minutes you may get a PCN. Parking near schools www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Mon - Fri 8am - 9.30am and 3pm - 4.30pm 1st Jan - 31st Jul 1st Sept - 31st Dec on entrance markings No stopping SCHOOL KEEP CLEAR Keep entrance clear of stationary vehicles, even if picking up or setting down children
[ParkSmart [ 27 Loading, unloading and load bans Loading and unloading of goods The regulations allow drivers to park for a short period for the purpose of delivering or collecting goods or for loading and unloading.This does not mean stopping to buy a newspaper, nor does it cover choosing and paying for goods. The vehicle involved does not have to be a goods vehicle, but use of the vehicle must be necessary for loading and unloading, and not merely convenience. For example, it may not be necessary to stop immediately outside a shop to collect a small item even if it is convenient, whereas it would be necessary to stop there for a heavy item that could not easily be carried far.
You can deliver, load or unload: On a yellow line during restricted hours,
unless there are yellow markings on the pavement kerb and an adjacent black and white sign showing that a loading ban is in force (see picture on page 29). Loading or unloading is permitted on a single yellow line up to a maximum of 40 minutes. In a permitted parking space which
includes resident, business, pay & display, stop & shop (limited time free bays) or shared use bays for a maximum of 20 minutes only. In a loading bay. Loading bays are
indicated by white bay markings and a loading symbol on an accompanying sign.
In some circumstances, the words ‘Loading Only’ may be displayed on the road surface. The accompanying sign may also indicate whether loading and unloading is restricted to goods vehicles as well as the times of operation. If no times or days are shown, the loading bay may be used at any time for loading and unloading purposes.
LOADING ONLY Loading only Loading only
28 If you require more time to allow for building operations, domestic removals, weddings, funerals or special events, you can apply for a parking suspension or a dispensation (waiver). Please refer to pages 31-32 for more information. Note: If you are loading or unloading within a Controlled Parking Zone, the hours of operation will normally be the same as the hours of operation of that zone unless a sign indicates otherwise. You cannot deliver, load or unload: on zigzags (yellow or white) at any time
e.g. pedestrian crossings and school keep clear markings in a bus stop or bus stand
during the operation hours of a
loading / unloading ban on the pavement, except in exceptional
scaffolding, glass etc. Load bans Yellow marks on the kerb or at the edge of the carriageway indicate that loading or unloading is prohibited at the times shown on the nearby black and white signs. If no days are indicated on the signs, the restrictions are in force every day including Sundays and Bank Holidays.
www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Loading, unloading and load bans
29 What do these markings mean? These are markings on pavement kerbs that accompany single and double yellow lines. They direct drivers to look for signs displaying additional time restrictions that apply to loading and unloading on yellow lines in that area. Please note that outside the stated times for loading restrictions, parking restrictions may also apply. If there are no kerb markings, you can load and unload on a single or double yellow line for a maximum period of 40 minutes at any time.
If there is a single kerb marking, you may not load or unload during the time the restriction is in force but outside the time of restriction you can load and unload for a maximum period of 40 minutes.
Double yellow kerb markings mean no stopping or loading and unloading at any time. What happens if I park here? Any vehicle parked when restrictions are in place may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice.Vehicles may also be removed. Any vehicle, including vehicles displaying a disabled person’s blue badge, may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) if parked on a loading or unloading ban during the times of operation or at any time as indicated by an accompanying sign. Loading, unloading and load bans No loading or unloading at the times shown No loading Mon - Sat 8.30 am - 6.30 pm No loading or unloading at any time No loading at any time
30 Single yellow lines Parking on single yellow lines is permitted only outside the times of operation that apply to that particular section of single yellow line.The times and days of operation for a single yellow line will be shown on a yellow sign next to the single yellow line. If the time plate does not show any days of operation then the restriction applies on all week days. Note: Within a controlled parking zone (CPZ), the single yellow line restrictions normally have the same times of operation as the controlled parking zone and are not individually signed.The CPZ entry sign will show the hours of operation that apply in that zone.
However, if a particular section of yellow line has different hours of restriction from the CPZ hours, then a plate will show the alternative times of restriction. Double yellow lines Parking on double yellow lines is not permitted at any time of the day or night. Suspensions www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Loading, unloading and load bans [ParkSmart [ 8am - 6pm No waiting during times shown on sign No waiting at any time
[ParkSmart [ 31 Suspensions and dispensations What is a parking suspension? Suspensions allow you to reserve specific parking bays or part of a single yellow line for a specific activity such as moving house or carrying out works.They are available to residents, builders or contractors, removal workers, civil works/utility companies and organisers of special events. How much does it cost? A suspension currently costs £30 for up to three bays for three days. Prices will vary if you want to reserve more bays for a longer period of time, please contact parking services on 020 8825 6677 or see our website at www.ealing.gov.uk/parking for more details.
What happens if I park in a suspended bay? Yellow suspension signs are usually put up three days before the suspension is due to take place and indicate the dates, times and location that the suspension is in force. Any vehicles found to have parked in the suspended bays during the times stated on the signs may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). What is a dispensation? Dispensations are temporary permits that allow people to park in a resident bay in a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) for a set period of time. Dispensations are issued in the following cases: residents awaiting the documentation
they need to apply for an annual resident parking permit existing resident permit holders who
are changing their vehicle residents using a courtesy car
WARNING Parking suspension
32 contractors and builders when they are
carrying out works on a property within a CPZ removal workers who need to park a
removal van in a CPZ for carrying out a domestic or business move. Who can apply for a dispensation? Dispensations are issued only to residents within a CPZ, removal workers, builders and contractors. Requests are limited per location. How to apply for a suspension or dispensation Visit www.ealing.gov.uk/parking to download the application form. Alternatively you can call 020 8825 6677 or visit customer services to request a form. For dispensations, residents will need to provide proof of residence dated within the last month such as a utility bill or bank statement.
www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Reason for dispensation Length of dispensation Extension allowed? Cost New resident permit applicant 6 weeks No £5 Change of vehicle on existing permit Up to 6 weeks No £5 Courtesy car Up to 6 weeks Yes £10 Contractors/builders 2 weeks Yes £10 Awaiting permit 2 weeks No £10 Suspensions and dispensations Dispensation information
[ParkSmart [ 33 Bus lanes and red routes Bus lanes are clearly marked on the road with a sign at the start of the lane stating the days and times when it is in operation.They are controlled using CCTV camera enforcement.
Who can drive in a bus lane during the hours of operation? buses
London black cabs
vehicles with capacity for more than
eight passengers. Other than what is stated above, vehicles may not drive or stop in a bus lane during its operational hours.You can however, load or unload on a bus lane as long as there is no operational load ban in force. What happens if I drive or stop in a bus lane?
If you enter a bus lane during the hours of operation you may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN), which will be sent by post. Making an appointment to view PCN video recording If you wish to view any images or footage connected to your PCN, contact us for a video viewing form. Email: email@example.com or write to: Parking Services, Ealing Council, PO Box 46264, London, W5 2UN. There is no charge to view the video recording. Red routes Red routes are primary routes throughout London, which are controlled by Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police, a few of which run through Ealing.
These are usually indicated by single or double red lines on the road and the hours of control will be indicated on signs at relevant locations. For more information visit the TfL website: www.tfl.gov.uk BUS LANE
34 www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Moving traffic contraventions Sign / marking What it means You must not enter a box junction unless your exit is clear.You may enter when you are turning right but need to wait for oncoming traffic to clear before proceeding. Part of the road outside a school entrance where vehicles should not stop. No right turn. SCHOOL KEEP CLEAR Various traffic signs and road markings are monitored in Ealing using CCTV camera enforcement to help keep traffic moving and ensure road safety. What happens if I do not follow traffic regulations?
If you do not drive in accordance with traffic signs and road markings you may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN), which will be sent by post.
[ParkSmart [ 35 Sign / marking What it means No left turn. No u-turns. Priority must be given to vehicles coming from the opposite direction. You may not enter or reverse beyond this sign. Goods vehicles exceeding the maximum gross weight indicated on the goods vehicle symbol are prohibited. Moving traffic contraventions
Sign / marking What it means You must keep to the left-hand side of the road. Traffic must proceed in the direction of the arrow. Traffic must turn ahead in the direction of the arrow. One-way traffic only. Route for use by buses and pedal cycles only.
36 www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Moving traffic contraventions Making an appointment to view PCN video recording If you wish to view any images or footage connected to your PCN, contact us for a video viewing form. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Post: Parking Services, Ealing Council, PO Box 46264, London,W5 2UN. There is no charge to view the video recording.
Fixed CCTV cameras CCTV enforcement cameras are securely fixed on rigid mountings at visible locations from which they can monitor parking and traffic regulations. Ealing Council owns some of these cameras and others cameras in the borough are owned by Transport for London (TfL).These cameras are linked to our enforcement control centres where staff record potential contraventions. ParkSmart [ 37 Types of enforcement Ealing uses a variety of methods to carry out the enforcement of different types of parking and traffic contraventions in the borough including Civil Enforcement Officers (formerly parking attendants), fixed and mobile CCTV cameras and enforcement vehicles equipped with mobile cameras.
Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) CEOs monitor parking regulations by patrolling regulated areas on foot.They also use mopeds in the course of their duties, especially when covering larger areas. When they come across a vehicle, which they believe is in contravention, they will issue a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) via their handheld computer.The PCN will usually be fixed to the vehicle or handed to the driver. If you do see a CEO in the process of issuing a PCN, please do not drive away.This can be very dangerous to both you and to the CEO.
A PCN can also be issued by post if the motorist drives away whilst the CEO is in the process of issuing the PCN, or if the motorist prevents the CEO from issuing the PCN at the time.
38 Mobile CCTV Cameras Mobile CCTV cameras are similar to fixed CCTV cameras but can be moved to different locations according to enforcement needs, allowing us to provide a more efficient and responsive service.A mobile CCTV camera is normally sited temporarily on an existing street light or lamp post and operated wirelessly from a nearby mobile enforcement vehicle. Camera equipped mobile enforcement vehicles Ealing has a number of mobile CCTV enforcement vehicles.They are equipped with CCTV cameras and are also capable of wirelessly connecting to on-street mobile CCTV cameras.The vehicles provide flexibility to monitor contraventions anywhere in the borough and are useful when rapid enforcement action is required.
For example, when an illegally parked vehicle is causing a significant obstruction to traffic and inconveniencing other road users.
All of our camera enforcement operatives are trained and qualified. Any contraventions are recorded in real time and the evidence is reviewed before issuing a PCN.The PCN is then sent by first class post to the person registered as the vehicle’s keeper with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Types of enforcement [ParkSmart [
[ParkSmart [ 39 Parking contraventions Penalties The regulations state that higher penalties should be issued for more serious parking contraventions and that a lower rate should apply to those which have less serious implications.
Examples of more serious contraventions: On street Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours.
Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading/
unloading restrictions are in force. Parked in a residents’ or shared use parking place without clearly displaying either
a permit or voucher or pay & display ticket issued for that place. Parked in an electric vehicles’ charging place during restricted hours without
charging. Parked in a permit space without displaying a valid permit.
Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale, offering or
exposing for sale of goods when prohibited.
Parked in a loading gap marked by a yellow line.
Parked in a suspended bay/space or part of bay/space.
Parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle.
Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading.
If you park or drive illegally, you may be issued with a PCN instantly but in some circumstances a CEO will allow a brief observation period.
40 www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Vehicle parked more than 50cm from the edge of the carriageway and not
within a designated parking place. Parked adjacent to a dropped footway.
Parked in a designated disabled person’s parking space without clearly
displaying a valid disabled person’s badge. Parked in a parking place designated for diplomatic or police vehicles.
Parked on a taxi rank.
Stopped on a restricted bus stop/stand.
Stopped in a restricted area outside a school.
Parked wholly or partly on a cycle track.
A commercial vehicle parked in a restricted street in contravention of the
overnight waiting ban.
Parked in contravention of a commercial vehicle waiting restriction.
Parked in contravention of a coach ban.
A heavy commercial vehicle wholly or partly parked on a footway, verge or land
between two carriageways. Parked with one or more wheels on any part of an urban road other than a
carriageway (footway parking). Stopped on a pedestrian crossing and/or crossing area marked by zigzags.
Parking contraventions Penalties
[ParkSmart [ 41 Off street Parked in a loading area during restricted hours without reasonable excuse.
Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale, offering or
exposing for sale of goods when prohibited. Parked in a restricted area in a car park.
Parked in a permit bay without clearly displaying a valid permit.
Parked in a disabled person’s parking space without clearly displaying a valid
disabled person’s badge. Vehicle parked exceeds maximum weight and/or height and/or length
permitted in the area. Parked in a car park or area not designated for that class of vehicle.
Parked causing an obstruction.
Parking contraventions Penalties
42 Examples of less serious contraventions: On street Parked after the expiry of paid for time.
Parked without clearly displaying a valid pay & display ticket.
Parked with payment made to extend the stay beyond initial time.
Parked displaying multiple pay & display tickets where prohibited.
Parked without payment of the parking charge.
Parked in a residents’ or shared use parking place displaying an invalid
permit, an invalid voucher or an invalid pay & display ticket. Re-parked in the same parking place within one hour (or other specified
time) of leaving. Not parked correctly within the markings of the bay or space.
Parked for longer than permitted.
Parked with engine running where prohibited.
www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Parking contraventions Penalties
[ParkSmart [ 43 Off street Parked without payment of the parking charge.
Parked for longer than the maximum period permitted.
Parked after the expiry of paid for time.
Parked in a car park without clearly displaying a valid pay & display ticket.
Parked beyond the bay markings.
Re-parked within one hour (or other specified time) of leaving a bay or space
in a car park. Parked in car park when closed.
Parked in a parking place for a purpose other than the designated purpose for
the parking place. Parked with engine running where prohibited.
Parking contraventions Penalties
44 Some parking contraventions are enforced using CCTV. For these Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) the discount period is 21 days.This will be stated on the PCN. Vehicle removals For some more serious contraventions, vehicles may be removed to our car pound, especially if they are causing an obstruction. Please see below for relevant charges, which will be added to the fee for the original PCN. Removal fee within 24 hours £200
Daily storage fee £40 (begins midnight
on the day following the removal of the vehicle).
TRACE – London wide vehicle tracing service London Councils provide a free 24 hour helpline service (TRACE) for anyone whose vehicle may have been towed away, call 020 7747 4747.
www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Parking contraventions Penalties
[ParkSmart [ 45 Paying a PCN The amount you need to pay will be stated on the Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).All PCNs qualify for a 50% discount if paid within 14 days of the PCN being served (21 days if it is a CCTV-issued parking PCN). Ways to pay a PCN: pay your PCN online:
www.ealing.gov.uk/parking by phone: 020 8825 6565 (24hrs)
by post - send a cheque or postal order
to the address on the PCN with your PCN attached and your details written on the back of the cheque. in person at customer serrvices,
Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, W5 2HL, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
Please avoid peak times (eg.
lunch times) as you may experience longer waiting times. Challenging a PCN If you feel that a PCN has been issued incorrectly, we encourage you to challenge it. All challenges must be made in writing. Ways to challenge: online: www.ealing.gov.uk/parking
by post: Ealing Council, Parking
Services, PO Box 46264, London, W5 2UN by fax: 020 8825 8715
Once we receive your challenge, your case will be put on hold while it is investigated. When a decision has been made you will be informed in writing about whether your challenge has been accepted or rejected.
If you submit your challenge online you can login to check its progress at any stage. Formal and informal challenges For all types of PCNs you can make a formal representation upon receiving a Notice to Owner, or an Enforcement Notice or a postal PCN. Either notice may be issued at different times according to the type of PCN and how it was issued. However, for PCNs issued by Civil Enforcement Officers and bus lane PCNs you can make an informal challenge immediately upon receiving the PCN before the Notice to Owner or Enforcement Notice is issued. Paying or challenging a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)
46 Informal challenges (CEO-issued parking PCNs and bus lane PCNs only) You can submit an informal challenge at any time up to 28 days of receiving the PCN (before the Notice to Owner/Enforcement Notice is issued). If your informal challenge is received within the discount period your case will be put on hold at the discounted rate.You do not need to select any specific grounds upon which to challenge the PCN, but should try to include as much information and supporting evidence as possible. If your informal challenge is rejected you can still make a formal representation.
Formal representations Once you receive a Notice to Owner/ Enforcement Notice or PCN for a Moving Traffic contravention, you have 28 days to submit a formal representation and the grounds upon which you can make your representation will be provided on the Notice to Owner/Enforcement Notice or PCN.
IMPORTANT: if you make an informal challenge or formal representation within the discount payment period (usually 14 days), you will still be able to pay the PCN at the discounted rate if your challenge is rejected. What happens if I make a formal representation? The council has 56 days to consider your representation. If it is accepted, you will receive a Notice of Acceptance stating that the PCN has been cancelled. If it is not accepted, you will receive a Notice of Rejection along with an appeal form if you wish to submit an appeal to an independent adjudicator at the Parking and Traffic Appeals Services (PATAS).
What happens if I don’t make a formal representation? If you do not pay your PCN or respond to the Notice to Owner/Enforcement Notice in any way, then the PCN will progress to the stage where a Charge Certificate is issued and the fine will increase by 50%.At this point you lose your right to appeal the fine www.ealing.gov.uk/parking Paying or challenging a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)