Parking enforcement and appeals
We are responsible for the enforcement
of parking restrictions. Vinci Park
Services carries out this task on our behalf.
Civil Enforcement Officers are responsible for
enforcing parking on-street and in council run off-street car
parks. They issue tickets called “Penalty Charge Notices”
(PCNs) to motorists who are incorrectly parked.
Penalty Charge Notices
- For more serious parking infringements, the penalty charge notice is £70. This reduces to £35 for prompt payment.
- For less serious parking infringements, the penalty charge notice is £50. This reduces to £25 for prompt payment.
The Council keeps this income to offset running
You can pay your Penalty Charge Notice
online using our secure payments system.
If you feel that you have been issued with a PCN
unfairly you should appeal to the Parking Centre in writing.
Find out more about parking contraventions and how to avoid Penalty Charge Notices (PDF
Further into the appeals process, you may
wish to appeal to the Traffic Penalty
Tribunal. The tribunal provides an independent system of appeal for
motorists who have unsuccessfully appealed via the Parking Centre
but still wish to pursue their case further. You can get more details about this
service from from the Parking Centre.
You can also download our step by step guide to appealing against a Penalty Charge Notice (PDF 263 KB)