Transport and parking

The Council and Transport for London (TfL) are making a number of changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roads and transport

Highway maintenance works are continuing with revised working practices in accordance with government guidelines to ensure safety of operatives and the general public. It is considered essential to maintain the highway network for all users throughout this period.

All highway emergencies will continue to be attended and made safe as soon as possible after they are received. You can continue to report faults online, however, due to staff shortages our normal response times may be extended.

Parking

Parking arrangements in place for current lockdown restrictions

Parking management is an important public service, which provides benefits to motorists and the wider community. Those benefits include reducing congestion, maintaining road safety, improving air quality, whilst helping to ensure access to goods and services. This is extremely important, particularly for health and other key workers, as Wandsworth Council aims to keep the borough moving and providing essential services at this challenging time.

Normal parking restrictions will apply and motorists are expected to display a valid permit, pay and display ticket or pay by phone in Controlled Parking Zones.  All other parking restrictions and moving traffic violations will also be enforced. Penalty Charge Notices will be issued to any vehicles contravening a parking restriction.

Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) are adopting normal observational periods and will provide help and advice about where people can and cannot park, ensuring that social distancing guidelines are applied and adhered to.

Please check this page regularly for any future alterations to the existing parking arrangements.

Assistance for NHS or care workers

The Council’s free parking concession for NHS and Social care workers ended on Monday 11 April 2021. Staff and volunteers of these sectors now need to pay and display or have a valid permit when parking or they will be liable for a PCN.

A decision has also been taken by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to withdraw the Government emergency Covid-19 parking pass from Monday 21 June 2021. This will no longer be valid when parking in the borough.

TfL roads

TfL have temporarily suspending the Congestion Charge, Ultra Low Emission Zone and Low Emission Zone in order to help our critical workers get to work and for essential delivery activity to occur. More information.

Public transport

Public transport services have been returning to pre-COVID-19 frequencies but passengers must comply with any requirements as set out on GOV.UK. Train passengers are advised to check timetables as these are subject to ongoing changes.

Consider walking or cycling

Where social distancing is required on public transport, please consider walking or cycling for all or part of your journey if you can, including to complete your journey if travelling into central London.