No parking charges on bank holiday Monday

Published: Friday, August 25, 2023

Residents who are welcoming friends and family to visit this bank holiday Monday can tell them they won’t have to pay to use a parking bay in any of the borough’s controlled parking zones.

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People visiting friends and family in Wandsworth who haven’t the option of using public transport and need to use their cars, can park free of charge in designated marked-out parking bays across Wandsworth 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 a marked-out bay. Parking bay time limits will also not apply on the bank holiday.

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.