Civil Parking Enforcement Preparations in Torfaen
Ahead of a new civil parking and environmental enforcement team coming into action on Monday 1 July in Torfaen, some of the borough’s parking restriction signs and road markings are being refreshed or renewed.
Councillor Fiona Cross, executive member for the environment, said, “In preparation for Monday 1 July when the council will have the power to issue Penalty Change Notices (PCNs) relating to highway parking restrictions, such as prohibition of waiting at any time, or limited waiting, our contractors are busy refreshing old road markings and parking restriction signs.
“We will be employing staff who will have dual enforcement powers. The team will issues fines/PCNs for offences such as littering and parking illegally on double yellow lines. We will have no income targets and enforcement officers will not be on commission. We don’t want to issue tickets.”
The new power in relation to parking enforcement, also known as Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) comes into action following the withdrawal of Gwent Police officers and staff from activities involving the enforcement of parking restrictions.