Changes to Civil Parking Enforcement in Knowsley

Published on: Friday, 22-May-2015

Changes to civil parking enforcement will help to keep Knowsley’s roads and pavements safe for drivers and pedestrians.

On 11 May 2015, Knowsley Council became responsible for on-street parking enforcement in the borough. This is in addition to its responsibility for parking enforcement in council owned car parks.

The existing parking rules and regulations are not changing; the only difference is that the council will be responsible for on-street enforcement instead of Merseyside Police.

This means that parking violations - such as parking on double yellow lines, double parking or parking across dropped kerbs – will now be dealt with by the council.

Lisa Harris, Knowsley’s Assistant Executive Director of Regeneration and Housing said: “Residents, businesses and visitors to Knowsley will all benefit from these changes as they will help to improve safety for pedestrians and drivers by preventing inconsiderate and dangerous parking.

“The changes will also help to improve traffic flow and road safety and improve access to amenities and public transport.”

Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs), provided by the council, will patrol streets and council owned car parks and will issue Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) to vehicles that are parked in contravention of any regulations that are in force at that time.

Drivers are advised to check for road markings and nearby traffic signs to be sure they are parking legally. More information is available at www.knowsley.gov.uk/parkingenforcement and leaflets are available in the council’s One Stop Shops.