Why is parking management necessary?

Parking needs to be managed to make sure we all keep on the move.
Anyone who drives knows of the problems caused by irresponsible motorists parking in the wrong place or blocking a space they are not entitled to use.

The majority of motorists park correctly but a vehicle parking incorrectly can not only be dangerous but cause delays, queuing, and inconvenience for other road and car park users.

Parking enforcement is necessary to:

  • Encourage correct, sensible and safe parking.

  • Allow permit holders to have access to their parking facility at all times.

  • Ensure parking spaces meant for shoppers are not being used by drivers who are just looking for free parking.

  • Allow families with children to park safely.

  • Provide safe easy access for disabled drivers.

  • Reduce congestion on the roads and in car parks.

  • Help the emergency services access emergencies.

  • Make it safer for drivers and pedestrians.

  • Enable buses to operate more effectively.

  • Improve air quality, health and the general environment.