http://www.eastherts.gov.uk/index.jsp?articleid=8654 Last modified February 8, 2012 09:35
East Herts Council is responsible for the management of twenty-five car parks across the district and for the enforcement of most parking controls, both in car parks and on-street. This is referred to as 'Civil Parking Enforcement' (CPE). The council also operates a number of Resident Parking schemes.
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- View details of Penalty Charge Notices issued to you or make payment
You can view details or make payment of any Penalty Charge Notices issued to you by East Herts Council.
- Car Parks
The Council runs car parks in Hertford, Bishop's Stortford, Ware, Sawbridgeworth, Stanstead Abbotts and Buntingford. These car parks operate on a Pay and Display system, we do not normally offer season tickets or monthly permits.
- Parking Smartcards - Cashless Payments for Parking
Parking Smartcards are a convenient alternative to carrying pockets full of change to pay for parking in East Herts car parks. The cards carry a cash equivalent value in an embedded microchip. Simply insert the card into the pay and display machine and press the "increment" button to select the tariff you wish to purchase.
Don't Rush Off, Use RingGo
'RingGo' really is good news for anyone wishing to park in the 27 car parks in East Herts covered by the scheme, including 8 in Hertford and 9 in Bishops Stortford. It allows you to pay for your parking by phone using a credit or debit card, rather than by cash at a machine.
- Blue Badges / Disabled Parking
East Herts car parks allow blue badge holders to park free of charge and without time limit in any bay except those that are marked for specific use such as 'parent and child' or electric charging bays.
- Pay or Challenge Penalty Charge Notices
Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) are issued on behalf of the council by Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs). A PCN may be issued where a CEO believes a contravention of the Parking Restrictions has taken place. If you have received a PCN, it is important that you understand your rights and obligations.
- Parking Restrictions
Parking restrictions in East Herts are normally put in place by the County Council. Resident parking schemes and permitted parking areas are normally brought in by the District Council.
- Parking Dispensations
A dispensation may be granted to motorists needing to park a vehicle where parking restrictions are in operation. The rules when a dispensation may be granted are contained in documents known as Traffic Regulation Orders. In general terms, dispensations are granted only when the vehicle is an integral part of the works being carried out. For this reason dispensations are rarely granted to private motor vehicles
- Resident Parking Schemes
Resident permit parking schemes were first introduced in East Herts in late 2005. These exist in areas, often near railway stations or town centres, which experience persistent parking problems with commuters, shoppers and others who do not live or have businesses on these primarily residential streets.
- Parking Traffic Regulation Orders
Parking restrictions in the district, and the conditions of use of permitted parking areas, are defined in Traffic Regulation Orders. If a new restriction is introduced, a new Traffic Regulation Order must be created in order to give the restriction legal authority.
- Information and Reports
The council submits an annual report to the Department for Transport, showing statistics relating to the Enforcement of On-Street restrictions
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