Parking restrictions relaxed over the Christmas period

Croydon Guardian: Parking restrictions relaxed over festive period Parking restrictions relaxed over festive period

Shoppers and those visiting their families in Croydon this Christmas can enjoy the festive period without the fear of a parking ticket.

Croydon Council has decided the entire borough will be free from parking enforcement on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve there will be no enforcement of the usual parking regulations in council-run car parks.

There will also be no enforcement of the usual parking regulations in on-street parking bays within the central zone, with regulations being relaxed in all other zones after 5pm.

However, yellow-line restrictions will still be in place on both these days and motorists are advised by the council to park in a reasonable manner.

Councillor Phil Thomas, cabinet member for environment and highways, said: “As usual at this special time of each year, we’re taking the opportunity to give a little back to the residents of, and visitors to, Croydon by relaxing the usual restrictions.

“All we’d ask is that motorists act in a sensible and thoughtful way, ensuring that, when they leave their car, they do so in a manner that’s not going to be a nuisance or hindrance to others.”

Croydon Council has also cut prices at the Spices Yard car park and from, December 30, motorists can park for free for up to half an hour in South End and the section of Selsdon Road between South End and Bartlett Street.

A free ticket from a nearby pay-and-display machine will need to be on display.

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2:52pm Mon 16 Dec 13

StickyBob says...

So basically the traffic wardens didn't want to work on these bank holidays.
So basically the traffic wardens didn't want to work on these bank holidays. StickyBob

7:59am Tue 17 Dec 13

PABLOREMOS says...

It's shocking that parking enforcement operates on a quiet residential street on a Sunday morning. I parked late on Saturday night on the new double yellows that stretch about 20 metres from the corner of the road. My intention was to move it when I was heading out on Sunday morning at 10:15. When I came out, there was a ticket on my car. Particularly infuriating to recover it from the wiper blade and open the PCN as a succession of motorists breach the NO Entry restrictions on Blakemore Road and drive down there WITH IMPUNITY. If you stand on the corner of Blakemore and Gonville Roads for an hour, you will count at least 8 cars driving down the one-way street the wrong way. Surely, there's some revenue to be got from THAT rather regular misdemeanour, dontcha think, Croydon?
It's shocking that parking enforcement operates on a quiet residential street on a Sunday morning. I parked late on Saturday night on the new double yellows that stretch about 20 metres from the corner of the road. My intention was to move it when I was heading out on Sunday morning at 10:15. When I came out, there was a ticket on my car. Particularly infuriating to recover it from the wiper blade and open the PCN as a succession of motorists breach the NO Entry restrictions on Blakemore Road and drive down there WITH IMPUNITY. If you stand on the corner of Blakemore and Gonville Roads for an hour, you will count at least 8 cars driving down the one-way street the wrong way. Surely, there's some revenue to be got from THAT rather regular misdemeanour, dontcha think, Croydon? PABLOREMOS

1:31pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Dani78 says...

Fact no shops are open and everyone dont tend to go out on christmas day its no benfit at all.. Croydon Council you are a bunch of rip off cowboys..

how about providing free parking from now until new year that would be a nice gesture...
Fact no shops are open and everyone dont tend to go out on christmas day its no benfit at all.. Croydon Council you are a bunch of rip off cowboys.. how about providing free parking from now until new year that would be a nice gesture... Dani78

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