Parking charges and enforcement to resume in East Herts
Published 24th June 2020
Line of parked cars
East Herts Council will begin charging in car parks and enforcing all parking restrictions again from Monday 29 June.

This includes the business permits, Resident Parking Zones and time limited waiting restrictions that apply in council run car parks and on-street parking in East Herts. 

It follows the council's decision at the end of March to assist critical key workers to be able to park for free in order to provide essential services. 

Since March, the government has introduced a scheme to provide free parking for all NHS workers across the country. The borough's NHS staff, including health and social care workers and NHS volunteer responders, will continue to receive free parking whilst on duty by displaying their parking pass. You can find out more information about these permits on the website.

Visitors can download the Paybyphone mobile app, which is an easy way to pay for parking without queuing at the machines. 

If you do not have a smart phone, you can call 0800 546 0601 and quote the location code which can be found on the tariff signs in the car park.

Visitors can also use the check in – check out facility on the machines if they are unsure how long they will be.

Graham McAndrew, executive member for environmental sustainability, said: “Since Monday 30 March, we have provided unlimited free access to our car parks to help those that were working throughout the emergency. Many people have taken advantage of the free parking and we have been delighted to have helped so many over the past three months.

“We want to encourage residents to safely come back to shop in our towns and reintroducing car parking charges will help us manage parking capacity appropriately. With visitor numbers in our towns increasing, we would ask that people park considerately and safely. On behalf of all of our parking team and enforcement officers, thank you for your cooperation and understanding at this challenging time.”

NHS and health and social care workers are being encouraged to apply via their employer for the temporary government parking permit. The permit must be displayed on the dashboard. 

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