Ahead of the new joint in-house civil parking and environmental enforcement team coming into action on Monday 01 July, some of the borough’s parking restriction signs and road markings are being refreshed or renewed where required.
Old road markings are being repainted where required, and any old and damaged parking restriction signs are being cleaned or replaced.
Councillor Fiona Cross, executive member for the environment, said: “In preparation for Monday 01 July when the council will have the power to issue Penalty Change Notices (PCN’s) 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 or parking illegally on double yellow lines. We will have no income targets and enforcement officers won’t 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 after Gwent Police wrote to five local authorities (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen) informing them that they will be withdrawing their officers and staff from activities that involve enforcing parking restrictions.
Further advice and information about the changes will be available shortly on the council’s website and social media channels.
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