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Parking issues are handled by a mixture of local authority and police powers, depending on the situation.


Your local council will deal with parking issues covering:

  • Limited waiting bays
  • Double/single yellow lines
  • On-street pay and display bays
  • Residents' parking zones or permit holders' only zones
  • Blue badge (disabled) bays
  • Loading bays
  • Bus stops clearways
  • Taxi bays
  • School keep clears
  • Clearways
  • Dropped kerb access
  • Double parking
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Council owned car parks

As a police force, we will deal with parking issues that cover:

  • Obstruction, this may include pavement parking
  • Dangerous parking, this may include pavement parking
  • Bends
  • Brows of hills
  • Dropped kerb access (as well as the council)
  • One way traffic
  • Box junctions
  • Access only (unless access to premises is required)
  • White hatched areas
  • Pedestrian crossings (as well as the council)

In West Mercia the above applies to all areas with the exception of Telford and Wrekin where West Mercia Police enforce all parking issues on the public highway.

Bromsgrove and Redditch District Council: and

Herefordshire Council:

Malvern Hills:

Shropshire Council:

Worcester City Council:

Wychavon District Council:

Wyre Forest District Council:

Download leaflet: pdf icon Parking - advice sheet [188kb]