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Parking enforcement

We are responsible for enforcing on-street parking and car park rules, except in private car parks. Traffic wardens can issue Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) for vehicles breaching the parking rules.
We are responsible for enforcing:
  • bus stops and clearways
  • controlled parking areas
  • council car parks
  • disabled parking bays
  • pay and display bays
  • pedestrian crossing and zig zag markings, which police are also responsible for
  • residents’ parking bays
  • schools’ yellow zigzags marking
  • tactile dropped kerbs
  • taxi ranks
  • yellow lines
The police deal with:
  • dropped kerbs or vehicle crossovers, including obstruction issues
  • moving traffic offences
  • obstructions of highways
  • pavement parking

Fines

Penalties halve if you pay within 14 days.

Summary of fines 
High rate  £70 
 Low rate £50

Appeal a PCN

Make a further appeal

If your appeal is unsuccessful, you can use The Traffic Penalty Tribunal service. This is an independent service that carries out all final appeals for PCNs. Their decision is final and binding. The adjudicator will look at all the facts given by both us and you. Being completely independent, they will make a decision based only on the facts provided.

How to avoid fines

Do:
  • park safely
  • park in the permitted spaces provided
  • check signs for time limits, as these can vary, while remembering signs can be further away if the area is in a controlled parking zone
  • leave within the time limit
  • use and display your disabled person's badge as instructed by the blue badge book
  • load and unload as quickly as possible
  • look at the road markings before parking
  • read the highway code to refresh your memory of the markings’ meanings
  • be aware waiting restrictions apply to the whole of the highway including verges and pavements
  • display all pay and display tickets correctly
Don’t:
  • park on double yellow lines, and only park on single yellow lines at permitted times
  • park in disabled bays without showing a valid disabled blue badge
  • park in resident permit bays without displaying a valid permit for that location
  • cause an obstruction
  • park or stop on bus stops or clearways even to pick up or drop off passengers
  • park or stop on zig zag lines leading to or from pedestrian crossings
  • park or wait in taxi ranks
  • park or wait where loading restrictions are in place
  • park or stop on school zigzag markings even momentarily to pick up or drop off

Traffic regulation orders

We can only enforce parking rules if a valid Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is in place. TROs can be viewed under the TRO Library on the Traffic Penalty Tribunal's website. Please be aware that newly introduced TROs may take a little time to appear in the library.

Camera car ‘Roly Patroly’

Since August 2018 a camera car named ‘Roly Patroly’ has reduced illegal parking in Bridgend County Borough. Although mainly used to patrol outside schools, the car also issues PCNs to vehicles seen stopped on:
  • bus stops
  • pedestrian crossings
  • taxi ranks
  • where loading/unloading restrictions are in force
Our camera car’s PCNs will be posted to the registered keeper once the DVLA has provided these details.

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