Parking Enforcement

29th January 2016
Northumberland County Council (NCC) regularly receives complaints about road safety concerns outside of our school. These include speeding, inconsiderate parking and the safety of children accessing school.
 
Since April 2012 the Council’s Civil Enforcement Officers have helped enforce keep clear restrictions and other parking regulations outside schools. This had a significant positive impact on behaviours of drivers dropping off and collecting children from school. Experience has shown that when officers are in attendance the behaviours of drivers are improved. However when there is no enforcement presence there is a significant decline in safe parking and compliance with the regulations in place.
 
As part of the measures to deal with the ongoing parking problems more effectively NCC are introducing a parking enforcement vehicle, from January 2016. The vehicle will monitor school keep clear restrictions and from information gathered by the camera, any vehicle found to be parked in contravention of the regulations will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) by post.
 
The parking enforcement vehicle is easily recognisable. As well as displaying the council’s logo and camera enforcement logos the vehicle has the ‘Be a Smarter Parker’ branding which is part of the Schools Go Smarter initiative.
 
If you require any further information please contact Parking Services via email parkingservices@northumberland.gov.uk or 01670 620220 or visit the NCC web page at parking.northumberland.gov.uk.