Car park regulations and conditions of use

Cheshire East Council owns and operates a range of car parks and parking places throughout the Borough to which it devises a parking strategy and then applies and enforces the regulations and conditions of parking. It also has responsibility for enforcement of parking and waiting restrictions on streets, mainly yellow line restrictions.

With the introduction of Civil Parking Enforcement, Cheshire East Council has taken over the responsibility for enforcing parking, loading and waiting, and other restrictions at various locations. Illegal parking on the street will no longer be classed as a criminal offence and becomes a civil contravention. Civil Enforcement Officers will issue Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) to any vehicle parking illegally and will enforce on-street parking as well as in car parks. CEOs will visit the busiest central zone car parks most often to ensure that customers comply with the rules on each site. Fines (known as Penalty Charge Notices or PCNs)  will be given to those who do not comply.

There are also privately run off-street car parks – these are not the responsibility of this Council. if you have a query concerning these, please contact the company directly.

Car parking reviews and consultations

The council regularly reviews its services and consults on new developments including things like parking enforcement, payment methods, civic car parks.

Car parking public notices

To let the public know about any changes to parking in their area that may affect them, the council will publish a public notice to describe this.

Guide to parking restrictions on the street

Further information

The council is a member of the Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee. The Joint Committee publishes an Annual Statement of Accounts which is subject to External Audit and the arrangements can be found on the Patrol website.