Since August 2009 Civil Enforcement Officers have been enforcing vehicular obstruction of dropped kerbs.
The dropped kerbs are those which allow vehicles to enter property adjacent to the public highway and those dropped kerbs at pedestrian crossing points on the highway.
A vehicle causes an obstruction if any wheel is adjacent to the transition kerb (the sloping kerb which joins the full height kerb to the dropped kerb level with the road surface) or the dropped kerb.
Anyone wishing to report a dropped kerb obstruction should contact the parking office Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm on 01279 655261 and a Civil Enforcement Officer will attend to issue a penalty charge notice if the criteria is met.
Please note that Civil Enforcement Officers do not have the power to remove any vehicle committing the offence.
The penalty charge for the offence is £70 reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days.
In light of the enforcement powers white line road markings are no longer provided for dropped kerb vehicular crossings.