As of 31st March 2008, the law under which parking is enforced within the City, changes. The new law, the Traffic Management Act 2004, will harmonise parking enforcement across the country and ensure that the system is fair to the motorist.
The main elements of the changes are
The Traffic Management Act 2004 requires authorities to introduce differential charging whereby the penalty charge relates to the seriousness of the contravention e.g. parking on double yellow lines or in a disabled bay without displaying a valid blue badge (a higher contravention) is considered more serious than for example not clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket (a lower contravention).
With this in mind, Gloucester City Council has set the following penalty charges:
(£35 if paid at the discount rate)
(£25 if paid at the discount rate)
For more information on differential charges and the Council's Discretionary Parking Policy, please click here.
For a copy of the Gloucestershire Annual Parking Report, Please Click Here
To view the new legislation in full, please click here.
The council is a member of the Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee and the Bus Lane Adjudication Service Joint Committee. The Joint Committees publish Annual Statements of Account which are subject to External Audit and the arrangements for 2011/12 can be found at:
Click here for the annual statement of accounts
Click here for bus lane annual statement of accounts
Last Modified: Monday 22 October 2012