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Changes to parking enforcement due to the coronavirus

I received this update from Surrey County Council regarding parking enforcement for on street and off parking. This action is intended to support NHS staff and key workers.


In light of coronavirus and the government’s instruction to self-isolate and maintain social distancing, we understand that residents are working and staying at home more than usual. This has changed parking patterns and we are adjusting our parking enforcement approach accordingly. For the time being the district and borough council parking enforcement teams in Surrey will:

  • Not enforce parking on single yellow lines in quiet residential roads
  • Issue temporary parking permits for car parks or on street parking schemes where they consider it appropriate to do so
  • Provide more flexible arrangements in council car parks where appropriate

All on street parking charges have been suspended until further notice and NHS responders / volunteers and carers can park for free in council car parks and on street.

Parking on double yellow lines or zig zags or on single yellow lines on main roads and in town centres could be dangerous and will be enforced as normal. During this time it is important to remember that essential public services will need to maintain access to homes and facilities so please park considerately.

Check your district or borough council parking enforcement web pages for further information in your area.

Information from here: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/parking/coronavirus

Wey Hill fairground in Haslemere – parking tickets issued this week will be cancelled

Earlier this week, Wey Hill businesses in Haslemere were dismayed to be issued with parking tickets for parking in the Wey Hill fairground car park.


Here is a statement from Waverley Borough Council:

Waverley press release below:

We have issued a statement to the media as follows:

“We decided to enforce at Wey Hill Car Park, following a number of complaints involving commuters taking up shopper spaces and filling the car park. The decision to enforce was made in the interest of traders and local businesses, to free up spaces for their customers.

“However, the council has not enforced at Wey Hill Car Park for a number of years and it recognises it would have been better to give some prior warning before taking any enforcement action.

“On this occasion, Waverley Borough Council will cancel any tickets received by traders if they contact the council’s parking team on 01483 523408.

“We also remind traders and other motorists there is a long stay section in the car park, which is free to use all day.”

We have stopped enforcing any parking restrictions at the car park and I recognise the strength of feeling among local residents and business people.

Councillor Andrew Bolton

Godalming Central & Ockford

Portfolio Holder for the Environment

Waverley Borough Council