Parking problems and enforcement

Report a parking problem

Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) undertake the enforcement of parking restrictions within the Borough and issue Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) to vehicles contravening these restrictions. Any money received from PCNs is retained by the Council and funds the enforcement office and, in accordance with government legislation, helps improve transport.  This can vary from subsidised transport fares to the installation of traffic calming measures. 

A CEO cannot enforce obstruction offences (eg wilfully blocking a footpath or parking too close to a junction). These offences should be reported to Hampshire Constabulary by calling 101.

Parking on the pavement

If a vehicle is parked on a pavement where there are waiting restrictions (eg yellow lines) on the road then we can issue a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

If there are no waiting restrictions on the road, we have no powers to take action.  As parking on the pavement can be a danger to pedestrians, and may constitute an obstruction of the highway this should be reported to Hampshire Constabulary by calling 101.