Merton Council is asking for residents views on their proposals to increase penalty charges for people 'who break the rules.'

Over the past four years, Merton Council has effectively enforced parking restrictions, however, Merton says it hasn't been enough of a deterrent to reduce the number of PCNs being issued.

There has been a 25% increase in the number of notices issued for parking contraventions between the financial years 2015/16 and 2018/19.

The council say increasing charges is essential to act as an effective deterrent and to reduce the number of vehicles parking in contravention.

The consultation proposes to change PCN charges in Merton from Band B to Band A as shown below:

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Merton Council has listed the benefits of the proposals:

  • A higher penalty will help reduce vehicles stopping in places which hinder traffic flow.
  • Spaces for dedicated users will be protected.
  • A higher PCN charge would help to ensure vehicles are not left longer than paid for.
  • Higher sanctions will improve safety at school pick up and drop off times.

A report was submitted to the council on February 5, this year, and the proposal were approved subject to the results of this consultation.

The consultation runs from March 16 to June 28, 2020.

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