Free parking on bank holiday Monday but please avoid yellow lines

Published: Thursday 30th April 15

Motorists are being advised that they can park for free in marked out parking bays in the borough’s controlled parking zones on bank holiday Monday.

Drivers can park free of charge for as long as they like in designated parking bays in all the borough’s parking zones on the bank holiday. They will not need to purchase a pay and display ticket, pay-by-phone or display a parking permit if they use marked parking bays that day. 

However they must avoid parking on yellow lines as these restrictions will still be in force. This is because yellow lines are normally situated at places where parked vehicles could cause a hazard or an obstruction.

Drivers who leave their cars in bays that are only partially available throughout the day should check the signs carefully to avoid staying there when the yellow line restrictions do come into force. These bays are mainly found in bus lanes.

Motorists who obstruct driveways or park unlawfully in doctors' bays or mandatory disabled bays may also be penalised.

Similarly drivers should not park across dropped kerbs. These are found on virtually every street corner and allow people who need to use wheelchairs or mobility scooters and parents with pushchairs to safely cross the road. As well as receiving a penalty notice, vehicles that breach these rules may be towed away

Motorists using the car parks in Battersea Park will still need to buy a pay and display ticket or pay-by-phone on the bank holiday. There is no free parking at any time in the park.

Normal parking rules will also apply on the borough’s housing estates - drivers who do not have a valid parking permit should not use these parking spaces.

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