Parking restrictions and enforcement to resume in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Posted on Tuesday 12 May 2020

From 8am (Wednesday 13 May), BCP Council will resume parking enforcement in all its owned car parks and in residential areas.

Following the latest government guidance, and with the majority of car parks now reopening on Wednesday, this will enable the council to respond to an expected increase in traffic levels on local roads and maintain access on all routes. Residents undertaking daily exercise or journeying to work are encouraged to continue to utilise sustainable travel options, including walking and cycling whenever possible. Local bus operators are also active in ensuring that bus is also an option in line with current guidance.

All vehicle owners parked in suspended locations are required to relocate their vehicles as soon as possible. This includes those currently parked on single yellow lines, limited wait parking bays and residential parking areas.

Key workers registered with BCP Council, including NHS staff will continue to be able to use on and off-street parking bays for free, without time restriction. This includes any council car parks, on-street paid-for parking bays and permit bays in controlled parking zones.

Councillor Andy Hadley, Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure BCP Council, said:

“At the start of the lockdown, we made the decision to ease our parking enforcement to support those working from home. With more people now expected on the roads, we now need to resume our parking services and enforcement. We ask you to please respect the restrictions, be considerate of others and ensure you park legally and safely, as well as respecting those staff who enforce the restrictions to support everyone who needs to get around.’’

Please see a list of all car parks reopening in the BCP Council area. The position on parking enforcement and details for registering as a key worker is available here.