Thank you to everyone who took part in last week’s poll about who you’d report a car parked on a dropped kerb blocking access to. It was one of my most popular blog posts so far and the results were really interesting with a real mix of answers:
There are actually two organisations which this type of incident could be reported to: the North Essex Parking Partnership and the Police.
If someone contacts the North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) to say a vehicle is stopping them from accessing their driveway or property then we can issue a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) to the vehicle (but only if more than 50% of the vehicle is parked across the driveway) however we can’t remove the vehicle itself. If, when a CEO like myself attends, they find that the vehicle is parked appropriately and a resident can still access their property then no action will be taken.
This type of incident can also be reported to the Police (on their non-emergency number 101) as this is considered as obstruction and they can issue a Fixed Penalty Notice to the vehicle.
I hope you found this post useful and if you’re interested in finding out more or what to know about the difference between parking on a dropped kerb as opposed to a pavement, please read my post ‘Access Restricted’.
Enjoy the rest of your week.