Posted: 03.05.21 at 09:15 by Kurt Robson
With lockdown rules now permitting groups of six to meet outside in gardens or other outdoor venues, people visiting friends or family in Wandsworth today (3 May) will not have to pay to use a parking bay in any of the borough’s controlled parking zones.
Drivers can leave their cars free of charge for as long as they like in designated marked-out parking bays across Wandsworth today (3 May).
They will not need to purchase a pay and display ticket, pay-by-phone or display a parking permit if they use a marked-out bay.
However, you should avoid yellow lines as these restrictions will still be in force.
This is because yellow lines are normally situated at places where parked vehicles could cause a hazard or an obstruction.
Drivers who leave their cars in parking bays that are only partially available throughout the day should check the signs carefully to avoid staying there when the yellow line restrictions come into force. These bays are mainly found in bus lanes.
Motorists who obstruct driveways or park unlawfully in doctors' bays or mandatory disabled bays may also be penalised.
The council has reminded motorists using the car parks in Battersea Park and in the Burr Road car park adjacent to King George’s Park that they will still need to buy a pay and display ticket or pay-by-phone on the two bank holidays.
There is no free parking at any time in these car parks.