Parking Patrols begin in Stirling

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Parking Patrols begin in Stirling

Friday 17th March, 2017


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As of March 20th 2017 Stirling Council’s Enforcement Officers will begin parking patrols across the Council area.

Following the discontinuation of the role of Traffic Warden in 2014, concerns have been raised over the increased indiscriminate and dangerous parking and the non-compliance with on street parking restrictions, and as a result, the Council took the decision to introduce Decriminalised Parking Enforcement (DPE) within the Council area

The introduction of DPE on 3rd May 2017 will move responsibility for enforcing parking, waiting and loading restrictions from Police Scotland to Stirling Council. This means that Stirling Council’s Enforcement Team will be able to issue Penalty Charge Notices (PCN’s) to any vehicle parked in contravention of parking restrictions, which will benefit all road users and pedestrians who are inconvenienced by indiscriminate parked vehicles, and allows the Council to better manage both on street and off street parking. There has been no change to the existing parking regulations so responsible drivers who park legally in accordance with the restrictions won’t be affected.

Parking Attendants from the Council’s Enforcement Team will be carrying out parking patrols from Monday 20th March, issuing warning tickets and referring those who repeatedly ignore parking restrictions to Police Scotland. Members of the public can identify Enforcement Officers by their blue uniforms which will be clearly identifiable with ‘Parking Attendants’ signage on their jackets.

From the 3rd May 2017 - when DPE comes into force - any vehicle found to be in contravention of any parking restriction in force will be issued a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) for £60. This PCN will be reduced by 50% if paid within 14 days of the date of issue, if ignored the PCN will increase to £90, thereafter if it continues to remain unpaid will be passed to debt recovery agents for collection.

Further information on Decriminalised Parking Enforcement can be found here.

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