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Parking management and Civil Parking Enforcement

Suffolk County Council is the local Highway Authority and Suffolk Highways manages the local highway network in East Suffolk. Numerous pieces of legislation apply for highways management and Statutory Instrument ‘2020 No. 14 - The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions Designation Order 2020’ enables Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) to be administered across Suffolk.

Suffolk County Council has delegated ‘functions’ to East Suffolk Council enabling it to administer CPE on SCC’s behalf in East Suffolk. The CPE service includes:

  • the patrolling of on-street regulations serving Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) where necessary in order to encourage driver compliance of regulations; and
  • the processing of PCNs in accordance with the statutory process which includes the consideration of ‘appeals’ and the collection of penalty charges and road traffic debt.

Many drivers follow the rules and highway laws set out in the Department for Transport's publications of The Highway Code; Know your traffic signs and where applicable the Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities in England booklet, but those who do not, risk receiving a PCN.

Report a suspected parking contravention (illegal parking)

East Suffolk Council will provide several relating services such as the consideration of permit parking schemes, and the processes for such services are being finalised. East Suffolk Council’s parking services will be made available via its web pages in the coming weeks.