Parking charges set to change

Parking enforcement charges are set to change in the London Borough of Merton on 1 July.

London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee agreed in December 2006 that parking penalties would be set on whether the parking contraventions were deemed to be more serious or less serious (according to the defined list of contravention codes).

Less serious contraventions will decrease from £80 to £60, or £40 to £30 if paid within 14 days of the Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) being issued. The more serious contraventions will increase from £80 to £100, or £40 to £50 if paid within 14 days.

This means that if you get a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) for parking in a resident’s or shared use parking place without displaying either a permit, voucher or pay and display ticket issued for that place, you will have to pay £100 or £50 if it is paid within 14 days.

If you get a PCN for parking in a resident’s or shared use parking place displaying an invalid permit, an invalid voucher or an invalid pay and display ticket, the charge will be £60, or £30 if paid within 14 days.

The fine for driving in a bus lane increases from £100 to £120 (£60 in paid within 14 days).

London Councils undertake a major review of additional parking charges every four years.The changes are the result of a joint consultation that was carried out by London Councils and Transport for London in the summer of 2006.

For further information, please call 020 8545 3904, or visit the London Councils’ website at