Motorists Urged To Park Smart In Caerphilly
Caerphilly County Borough Council is set to take over civil parking enforcement duties from Gwent Police in April 2019.
The transfer of powers will allow the council to provide a co-ordinated and consistent approach to enforcement of traffic regulations and will help improve road safety, traffic flow and reduce obstructions.
From April, civil enforcement officers will undertake enforcement duties in towns and villages across the Caerphilly County Borough and if a vehicle is found to be parked unlawfully may issue a Penalty Charge Notice.
Legislation dictates that any surplus created through civil parking enforcement will be reinvested in the highway network. The new measures will allow the council to focus on the interests of residents, local businesses and transport operators by focusing on residential and town centre parking and the abuse of specific types of parking such as disabled parking bays, loading bays, bus stops and double yellow lines.
Gwent is currently the only police force area to still carry out parking enforcement and the transfer of powers to the council will bring Caerphilly and all other local authorities in Gwent in line with the rest of Wales.