Decision details

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Leader AGREED to:

1.      Resume off street parking enforcement and recommence debt recovery for previously issued Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs). Proposed date 22 June 2020.

2.      Delay reinstating on and off street parking charges until 01 August 2020 to encourage visits to town and village centres and to support business recovery.

3.      Continue to support free parking for health workers, social care workers and NHS volunteers, until such time that the Government guidelines change in this regard.

4.      Social distancing:

a.      Undertake a review of the multi-storey car parks to assess the feasibility of introducing social distancing measures (e.g. one - way systems) for pedestrians and implement as appropriate.

b.      General social distancing measures for the multi-storey car parks to be incorporated into the wider social distancing plan for council buildings. Guidance signage for lift use in multi-story car parks to be installed.


In a major emergency, the Leader may take any immediate urgent decision required without consultation. The current Covid-19 pandemic qualifies as a major emergency, as it is an event that causes or threatens death or injury and disruption to the community on such a scale that the effects cannot be dealt with by the emergency services, local authorities and other organisations as part of their normal, day to day activities.

Contact: Julie Rushton, Parking Manager Email:

Publication date: 22/06/2020

Date of decision: 22/06/2020

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