Drivers are advised to be aware of street signs and lines advising any restrictions

Drivers are being reminded that new parking enforcement in East Lothian starts from Monday 23 January. East Lothian Council applied to the Scottish Government for appropriate powers to introduce decriminalised parking enforcement (DPE) across the county.

Cabinet member for Environment, Cllr Norman Hampshire said:

“Following Police Scotland’s decision to remove their traffic warden service from East Lothian we have had a period of a couple of years during which our town centres and local businesses have suffered from the effects of inconsiderate and sometimes dangerous parking. We are delighted to have DPE and have appointed NSL services to enforce the restrictions in streets where a traffic regulation order exists. NSL have been undertaking regular patrols for the past couple of months and advising drivers of parking restrictions so hopefully we can begin to see an easing of congestion and troublesome parking.”

Such restrictions may include:-

  • Yellow Lines
  • Time-limited parking bays
  • Loading bays
  • Disabled bays
  • Residents parking
  • Coach parking
  • Parking at schools
  • Coastal car parks

To avoid receiving a £60 penalty charge notice (PCN) drivers should comply with the restrictions indicated by the signs and lines displayed on the street.

Published: Wednesday, 18th January 2017