Car parking charges and enforcement will resume in Hertsmere in June after a period of suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hertsmere Borough Council suspended parking charges and enforcement two months ago (on 24 March) as the UK launched stringent quarantine measures to control the coronavirus.
As lockdown measures ease, charges in all council-owned pay and display car parks and on-street pay and display bays across the borough, if not suspended due to social distancing measures, will resume on 8 June.
Cllr Jean Heywood, Portfolio Holder for Transport, said: “We made adjustments to our services, in line with government guidelines, as part of the huge effort by everyone to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
“Parking and traffic management is an important public service, which provides benefits for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and the wider community. Those benefits include maintaining road safety and access to jobs, goods and services. This has perhaps never been more important than now as we have had to respond to unprecedented changing demands and priorities.
“As traffic on the roads increases due to the lifting of many lockdown rules, a carefully phased reintroduction of previously relaxed parking management and enforcement is essential to help manage a safe and controlled recovery. This is especially true for the return to work and school for many over the coming days and weeks.
“We will be ensuring residents are updated of the reintroduction of changes through our website, social media channels and at the car parks themselves.”
Enforcement of the residential parking zones will be a phased return to enforcement to allow the council time to process new permit applications or renew permits which expired during the COVID-19 lockdown. Enforcement of the controlled residential streets immediately off Shenley Road, Borehamwood and Watling Street, Radlett will start from the 8 June, due to the potential displacement as a result of the social distancing measures installed by Hertfordshire County Council Highways.
Full enforcement of all controlled parking zones will resume 6 July.
Car park users are encouraged to use our online Pay by Phone payment system on https://m2.paybyphone.co.uk/register using the app or by calling 0203 362 1200.
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Posted on Wednesday 3rd June 2020