Free parking on bank holiday Monday

Published: Friday, May 3, 2019

Motorists are being reminded they can park for free in marked out parking bays in all of the borough’s parking zones on bank holiday Monday.

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Drivers can park free of charge for as long as they like in designated parking bays across Wandsworth on bank holidays.

They will not need to purchase a pay and display ticket, pay-by-phone or display a parking permit if they use marked out bays. 

However they should avoid 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 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 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.