Civil Parking Enforcement
New civil parking enforcement (CPE) for Cherwell, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse
Parking offences that would typically be enforced by the police will become Oxfordshire County Council’s (OCC) responsibility. The two town centre car parks (Upper High Street and High Street), which the Town Council currently manages on behalf of OCC, will be managed by OCC but remain free to park in. The two car parks managed by South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) – Cattle Market and Southern Road (behind Co-Op) remain unaffected by the proposals.
OCC have made an application to create new special enforcement areas (SEAs) in partnership with Cherwell, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils. This means parking offences in those areas typically be enforced by the police become the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council.
These parking violations will become civil offences. In Oxfordshire, enforcement will apply for on-street parking (roads and highways).
The changes will result in increased, more consistent enforcement of waiting and loading restrictions, double parking offences and dropped kerb obstructions. There is already civil parking enforcement in Oxford City and West Oxfordshire.