Parking Enforcement during the Coronavirus outbreak
A limited Parking Enforcement service has continued to operate throughout the crisis in order to deliver an essential traffic management function, to help to keep the roads safe and avoid dangerous parking becoming an additional burden on the Police.
Although many parking restrictions weren’t enforced for a time, with growing traffic volumes fuller parking management has had to be resumed.
We are sympathetic to NHS teams and Carers whether they are parking around the hospital where there are parking restrictions, or in our neighbourhoods where parking may be more restricted as more people are at home with their cars. If parking on duty, eligible NHS/caring staff should display a “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Parking Pass” which can be obtained from your employer.
Where you see parking restrictions, please think about why they exist and park as sensibly and considerately as you can.
If you get a parking ticket you can pay or challenge it through the online PCN portal.
Parking near the Lister Hospital
Parking bays on Coreys Mill Lane and in North Road are currently available without time limit and free of charge. This is intended to help NHS workers and the seriously ill get as close to the Hospital as possible: please only park here if you really need to.
Charges and time limits for will resume on 1 September. However cash payment will not be possible: instead you can pay for parking via an app, online or by phoning our cashless parking provider. For quick, convenient parking payments sign up with PayByPhone.If you’re unable to use this service, please park in the Hospital car park instead.
Parking near the Hospital will still be free and without time limit for all NHS staff. If you display a government Coronavirus (COVID-19) Parking Pass or East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust parking permit, you can park without paying for as long as you wish. If you work for the NHS and don’t have either of these, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a digital permit allowing you to park for free and without time limit. When you request a digital permit, to prevent abuse we will need you to provide evidence that you work for the NHS (e.g. a photo of your staff card, or emailing from an NHS account) and that it is your car (e.g. photo of registration document, insurance certificate or hire details).
Town Centre pay and display
As lockdown eases, pay and display parking bays in the Town Centre are currently unable to take cash payments. Instead you can pay for parking via an app, online or by phoning our cashless parking provider. For quick, convenient parking payments sign up with PayByPhone. If you’re unable to use this service, please park in one of our car parks instead, where card payments will be accepted.
Parking in the Old Town
We expect that some of the parking bays on the High Street will be suspended to provide space for pedestrians and to support businesses. When this happens, you mustn’t park in suspended bays. Three hours free parking will be offered in Primett Road North car park, widely known as the Waitrose car park.