Parking suspensions

We suspend parking bays for road works, removals and other events. We will always try to suspend the most convenient bay and will only suspend disabled bays, doctors' bays, car club bays or diplomats' bays if there are no other alternatives.

We have to give notice of forthcoming suspensions so residents can make sure their cars are not parked in the suspended bays, so if you think you need a suspension you must apply well in advance. See the notice periods we require.

We only suspend parking bays during controlled hours. See the Residents Parking Hours of Control map:

We charge for suspensions according to length and duration. See the Cost of a suspension page for further information.

We do not suspend bays for cars, people carriers, four-wheel-drive vehicles or minibuses.

Suspension notices - how to recognise a suspended bay

Suspensions are indicated by a yellow warning notice on the nearest post. These are placed at least seven calendar days before the suspension starts in residents' bays and the day before in pay and display bays. 

Domestic or office furniture removals

You do not have to suspend parking bays to carry out domestic or office removals. You can stop in any parking bay or on single yellow lines if you can find a space and providing you will not be causing an obstruction. You cannot put out barriers or notices to block off the space. The unloading and loading must be continuous or the vehicle will be liable for a Penalty Charge Notice.

Single yellow line dispensations

We can give permission to load and unload on single yellow lines for some vehicles. See single yellow line dispensations.