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Motorists urged to Park Smart

Posted on : 03 Jan 2019

Motorists urged to Park Smart
Caerphilly County Borough Council is set to take over Civil Parking Enforcement duties from Gwent Police in April 2019.

The transfer of Civil Enforcement powers will allow the council to provide a coordinated and consistent approach to enforcement of traffi­c regulations and will help improve road safety, traffic flow and reduce obstructions.

From this date, civil enforcement offi­cers will undertake enforcement duties in towns and villages across the Caerphilly county borough and if a vehicle is found to be parked unlawfully may issue a Penalty Charge Notice.

Legislation dictates that any surplus created through the issuing of Civil Parking Enforcement will be reinvested in the highway network.

The new measures will allow the council to focus on the interests of residents, local businesses and transport operators by focusing on residential and town centre parking and the abuse of specific types of parking such as disabled parking bays, loading bays, bus stops and double yellow lines.

Gwent is currently the only police force area to still carry out parking enforcement and the transfer of powers to the council will bring Caerphilly and all other local authorities in Gwent in line with the rest of Wales.

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