Police note re. parking

Dear Parents

A number of reports have been brought to my attention regarding inconsiderate parking issues in this area.

I would like to remind you it is an offence to park:-

  • On the zig zag lines outside schools
  • Within 10m (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space
  • Obstructing or partially obstructing a drop kerb for driveways or disability bays
  • On double yellow lines
  • On single yellow lines during times shown
  • Partially or wholly on the pavement unless signs permit (parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians).
  • Obstructing a Public Highway (by obstructing a flow of traffic)

In addition to the above, please do not park on grass verges as these are maintained by residents or the local Council. Parking on these could result in Criminal Damage offences.

Please use parking bays as marked out on the road surface where possible. If you have to park on the road side please:

  • Do not park against the flow of traffic
  • Stop as close to the kerb as possible
  • Check for cyclists, vehicle or pedestrians before opening your door.
  • As a Crime Prevention measure, please do not leave valuables on display.

RBWM Council provides parking attendants who work as part of the multi-agency enforcement team with Thames Valley Police and are able to issue fixed penalty fines where necessary.

We would like to thank you for your support of local inconsiderate parking issues.

PCSO 3613 Cleaver