Parking on dropped kerbs

The Council are able to issue Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) to drivers who park on the carriageway adjacent to a dropped kerb. A dropped kerb is defined as a kerb which has been lowered to assist pedestrians crossing the carriageway or vehicles entering or leaving the carriageway.

This enforcement benefits members of the public who have their driveways blocked and ensures that minimum inconvenience is caused to pedestrians, wheelchair and Motability scooter users and those pushing prams and pushchairs on footways.

If a vehicle is blocking your drive without your consent please contact the Council’s Helpline on 01992 785577. Residents will be required to give their name, address, contact number and a description of the vehicle and the registration number if possible.

A Civil Enforcement Officer will attend as soon as practicable during normal operating hours 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. If the criteria for this contravention has been met, a Penalty Charge Notice will be issued.