Civil Parking Enforcement powers in Suffolk, moved from the Police to Suffolk County Council on 6 April 2020, with the aim of driving down unlawful parking.
These powers have been passed down to district and borough authorities to enforce in their own areas, and in Ipswich it has been in operation since 2005.
We've included all the key information and links you need regarding our districts below.
This process means illegal parking becomes a civil offence.
It applies to both on-street parking (roads and highways) and off-street parking (public car parks run by the local authority).
Bad parking can impact local areas, delaying services such as waste collections. CPE plays an important role in keeping our roads safe and clear for priority vehicles such as ambulances, police cars, fire engines as well as our waste trucks and other road traffic to get through easily and avoid unnecessary delays, which in some cases may save someone's life.
• greater priority given to parking management locally, to help keep traffic moving
• district and borough councils empowered to make local decisions in collaboration with town and parish councils on parking to suit their constituents and local circumstances
• irresponsible and nuisance parking being enforced – supporting pedestrians, vulnerable road users, public transport services, drivers and emergency services to use the network more safely
• fines associated with parking will be retained in Suffolk – so local towns and parishes can benefit from improved local infrastructure
• new jobs created county-wide to support parking management, patrols and enforcement
In our districts, Ipswich Borough and West Suffolk Councils will manage CPE on our behalf.
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