London,
15
March
2016
|
10:04
Europe/London

Changes to vehicle removals policy

Camden Council is reducing the number of situations that could mean the immediate removal of your vehicle by around 30% from 31 March.

Cllr Meric Apak, Cabinet Member for Sustainability and Environment
 “We have a responsibility to make sure that traffic keeps moving in the borough, but we also want to be fair to residents and visitors. 
 
“Although we already offered residents with expired permits a week’s grace before we would consider removing their vehicle, we are extending that grace to two weeks and what’s more, we will not issue a parking ticket either – this means that we can focus our resources on those areas more likely to have a detrimental impact on others.” 
Cllr Meric Apak, Cabinet Member for Sustainability and Environment

The council will continue to remove vehicles that are:

  • causing a hazard or obstruction
  • committing blue badge fraud
  • involved in repeated offences.

To clarify, we are increasing the grace period for residents’ permit renewals to be made, from seven to fourteen days. During this time residents whose permits have expired will not get a parking ticket (PCN) and their vehicle will not be removed.

For more information visit: www.camden.gov.uk/parking