Free parking on Easter bank holidays

Published: Wednesday 17th April 19

Wandsworth residents who are having family and friends visiting this weekend are being reminded that if they arrive by car they won't have to pay for parking on Good Friday or Easter Monday.

Drivers can park for free in marked out parking bays in all the borough’s controlled parking zones on bank holidays over Easter.

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 should 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 could be towed away.

Motorists using the car parks in Battersea Park and in the Burr Road car park adjacent to King George’s Park 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 these car parks.

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.

Normal on–street parking rules will also apply on Saturday and on Easter Sunday.