Apply for a suspension

How much notice you need to give

Summer Bank Holiday notice periods 
Submit application before 3pm on: For resident bays on: For pay-by-phone bays on:
Monday 15 August 2022 Sat 27, Sun 28 and Tues 30 August 2022  
Tuesday 16 August Wednesday 31 August  
Wednesday 17 August Thursday 1 September  
Thursday 18 August Friday 2 September  
Friday 19 August Sat 3, Sun 4 and Mon 5 September  
Monday 22 August Tuesday 6 September  
Tuesday 23 August Wednesday 7 September Thursday 25 August
Wednesday 24 August Thursday 8 September Friday 26 August
Thursday 25 August Friday 9 September Sat 27, Tues 30 August
Friday 26 August Sat 10, Sun 11 and Mon 12 September Wednesday 31 August
Monday 29 August Bank holiday Bank holiday
Tuesday 30 August Tuesday 13 September Thursday 1 September

You must tell us in writing before you apply for a suspension.

Outside of the above period, we require:

  • ten working days notice in writing to suspend a resident parking space 
  • two working days notice in writing to suspend a pay-by-phone bay

Working days apply from Monday to Friday, and don't include holidays or bank holidays.

We must receive your application before 3pm to accept it for that day.

There needs to be one clear consecutive week between the dates required for a suspension for a second application to be treated as a new application and incur the lower charges.

Details are outlined in our notice period chart:

If you are applying for a suspension for filming we need longer notice.

Find out about filming in the borough.


Apply for a suspension

Apply online.

You can also apply by application form. Return your completed form by:

These documents are not currently accessible but will be replaced by accessible versions by 1 May 2021.

You can phone 020 7361 4385 to request a form.


Application process

We will check your completed form and contact you if there is a problem.

If your application is unsuccessful we will call to explain why.

If your application is successful and we have received payment, we will send you written confirmation.

Please keep this letter safe as it will have details of the suspension and phone numbers you might need if vehicles obstruct the suspended bay or bays.

If you need more information or don’t receive this confirmation please call us 020 7361 4385.


Complaints and changes

If we receive any complaints about how you are using the suspended bay, we will investigate and could withdraw the parking suspension.

If you have booked a suspension, you must email us at about any changes to your booking immediately.



If you need to renew your suspension you must tell us in writing by 3pm on the day before the suspension ends. If you do not, the bays will return to general use and you will have to reapply and will need to give the required notice period before the suspension starts again. Suspension renewals are subject to availability.

Last updated: 10 August 2022