Merton council launches new parking promise

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By adam_leone | Friday, November 09, 2012, 13:14

Merton Council has launched what it calls a 'two way promise' to improve parking across the borough. 

The borough council have promised never to set targets for number of parking tickets handed out to motorists.  

They've also said that CCTV vehicles will be cleared marked, as well as being more flexible with parking ticket appeals.

The new parking charter is hoped to bring a working balance between road users, road safety and residents. 

Expectations of what the council expects from road users are that they follow the highway code and are courteous to the CEOs as they carry out their work.

Merton Council cabinet member for performance and implementation Councillor Mark Betteridge said: "Through our new parking charter, we want to show residents that we are being open and flexible about how we enforce traffic regulations." 

"Nobody likes getting a parking ticket, but if we didn't enforce traffic and parking regulations, we would quickly see our roads congested and residential streets blocked by badly parked cars."


Merton's parking charter is on the council's website at:



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