Over the past four years Merton Council has effectively enforced parking restrictions, but this has not provided enough of a deterrent to reduce the number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) being issued. There has been a 25% increase in the number of PCNs issued for parking contraventions between the financial years 2015/16 and 2018/19.
Their powers to issue penalty charge notices come from the Traffic Management Act 2004, and the primary aim of that act is to encourage compliance. They believe increasing PCN charges is essential to act as an effective deterrent and to reduce the number of vehicles parking in contravention.
If you park in Merton, they would like to know your views on their proposals to increase penalty charges for people who break parking rules.
This consultation runs from 16 March to 31 May 2020.
To see a full breakdown of the consultation and to have your say, please click here.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on May 17, 2020