Free parking on Easter weekend bank holidays

Published: Tuesday 22nd March 16

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

Drivers can park free of charge for as long as they like in designated parking bays in all the borough’s parking zones on Good Friday and Easter Monday. 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 on these two bank holidays. 

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 parking 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 over the Easter break will still need to buy a pay and display ticket or pay-by-phone on the two bank holidays. There is no free parking at any time in the park.  

Normal parking restrictions will apply on Saturday (March 26).

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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Thanks Wadsworth for posting this info. It came in handy when visiting the borough.
Bob hope

25 March 2016

Parking restrictions should apply all the time. Whenever restrictions are relaxed I find vans parked right up on road corners making it impossible to see oncoming traffic. Parking around Godley Road/Square - where no parking restrictions - cars/vans double parked and overlapping corners most days of the week - but get 1cm of tyre over the bricks on pavement parking and we get parking ticket (I haven't - just noticed them). I suppose the car that parks outside a betting shop opposite Wandsworth Town Hall on Sundays will be there Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Monday now - reducing that busy road to 3 lanes and causing problems for buses.
Liz D

25 March 2016

"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." SO WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SUNDAY AND A BANK HOLIDAY FOR HAZARDS/OBSTRUCTIONS? Oh I forget, an excuse for the council to make money from the unsuspecting motorist.
Simon

24 March 2016