Parking Legislation

Traffic Management Act 2004

The Traffic Management Act was introduced in 2004 to tackle congestion and disruption on the road network. The Act places a duty on local traffic authorities to ensure that the expeditious movement of traffic on their road network and those networks of surrounding authorities. It gives authorities additional tools to better manage parking policies and co-ordination of street works.

What happened when the Traffic Management Act 2004 came into force in England and Wales on 31st March 2008?

  • Parking Attendants became known as Civil Enforcement Officers.
  • There are now two levels of Penalty Charges, depending on the severity of the contravention. The higher bank in Stratford-on-Avon District is £70 (reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days). The lower band in Stratford District is £50 (reduced to £25 if paid within 14 days).
  • New powers for Civil Enforcement Officers to inspect Disabled Badges.
  • Adjudicators have the power to refer cases back to the Chief Executive of Councils should they deem it necessary.

PATROL - Annual reporting

The Council is a member of the Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee. The Joint Committee publishes an Annual Statement of Accounts which is subject to External Audit and the arrangements for Stratford-on-Avon District Council can be found on the PATROL website.

Last updated on 29/03/2017

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