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RESTRICTIONS EASED: Council lifts parking enforcements in controlled parking zones across Watford for lockdown

 Published on: 3rd November 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Watford Borough Council will lift enforcement in controlled parking zones and introduce a number of changes to how parking is managed across Watford, to coincide with the UK government’s four-week COVID-19 lockdown from November 5 to December 2, 2020.

The suspended enforcement means that key workers, and residents may use any of the towns on street residential, shared use and permit parking bays without the fear of being fined.

In order to ensure that we keep road users, vulnerable residents and those providing an essential service safe, we will continue to enforce yellow lines.

The decision to continue enforcement of the yellow lines on junctions and for access is because it is vital that emergency services, delivery drivers, carers visiting vulnerable members of the community are able to still access residential areas, supermarkets and the hospital.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said “I want to make sure that we do all we can to support key workers and residents in our town. That’s why we have decided to lift some of our on-street parking restrictions to make it easier for residents who are working from home to find a place to park.”

While parking enforcement is being scaled back, a presence will be maintained to protect the changes that have been introduced for key workers/residents and to deal with dangerous and obstructive parking that could disrupt essential journeys through the borough.

More information on the changes to Watford’s parking restrictions can be found at: www.watford.gov.uk/coronavirus

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