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Parking enforcement

In line with the approach across London, the Royal Borough of Greenwich has operated a reduced parking enforcement service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The priority has been to keep roads open and safe and to protect parking space for healthcare workers, volunteers and people supporting those who are ill or self-isolating. 

With lockdown restrictions now being eased and more people returning to work, there’s a higher demand on the borough’s limited parking capacity. From Monday 8 June a phased return to enforcement will begin with warning notices being issued. From 15 June enforcement will return to normal with Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued to vehicles parked illegally. 

We will continue to recognise the London Health Emergency Badge (HEB) temporary permits issued by the NHS to their healthcare and other key workers while that system is in place.  Any other temporary permits issued during this time are being withdrawn.

Our enforcement officers will continue advise motorists where they can park. 

It is not acceptable to abuse council staff and any reports of this kind will be taken very seriously. 

Blue Badges and resident permits

Although we are processing Blue Badge and resident permit renewals and applications, we are unable to meet the normal timeframes. 

Blue badges 

You should submit new Blue Badge applications as normal and we will process them as quickly as possible. If your Blue Badge has expired, we will continue to recognise it as valid until your renewal has been processed.  

Resident permits 

You should renew your resident permit and pay online within fourteen days of your current permit expiry date, but we will continue to accept the expired permit as valid during that period. Applications for new permits should be made as normal. 

Vehicles without a valid permit or voucher will be issued with a PCN. Similarly, if we do not have a record that a permit has been applied for or paid for, we will issue a PCN. 

Council housing estate parking permits

While current service has been greatly reduced during lockdown, we are working towards resuming a full parking enforcement service on our housing estates. If you have an out of date permit, please continue to display it clearly in your vehicle to avoid getting a ticket. We will write to permit holders to advise you when we are able to issue new permits. Please continue to check the website for the latest information.

Find out more about parking on council estates.