Parking in front of driveways is inconvenient and selfish. It blocks access to and from adjacent premises. Parking across dropped kerbs at junctions can also be dangerous.

Under Section 86 of the Traffic Management Act 2004, we can take enforcement action against vehicles blocking driveways.

Report an obstructed driveway

Call Saba on 020 8661 0096. They are responsible for enforcing our parking regulations.

If a dropped kerb is in place to facilitate access to a household, we will only take enforcement action if we receive a request from the householder.

The contravention is only deemed to have occurred if any part of the vehicle is next to the lowered flat section of the dropped kerb. This does not include the angled section of the kerb.

What happens next

You'll be asked for your name and address on the phone.

When the Civil Enforcement Officer visits, they will knock at your door to confirm you're the householder. 

When we can’t take action

There are some exceptions to enforcement covered by the legislation. We won’t be able to take action in these cases.

If there is a designated parking place

Such as:

  • a permit bay
  • pay and display bay
  • disabled bay
  • Permit Parking Area next to the dropped kerb

We can only take action if the conditions of the parking place or area are not met. For example, a permit is not displayed.

If the dropped kerb facilitates access to a household

We can’t enforce against the occupier of the household. We also can't enforce against anyone they have given permission to park there (as long as that permission hasn't been granted for payment).

If there is a yellow line restriction in place, the householder can’t give permission for any vehicle to park next to the dropped kerb, on the restriction, during the controlled hours.

This exception doesn’t apply to:

  • any kerb dropped for the purposes of facilitating pedestrian/cycle access
  • a dropped kerb shared between two or more households (neither occupier has the right to park next to the shared dropped kerb)

If blue light services are undertaking emergency duties

We will not take action against emergency services responding to an incident.

Where loading/unloading of goods is being undertaken

As long as the vehicle isn’t there for longer than necessary, and for no longer than 20 minutes.

Where there are statutory works being undertaken

Such as waste collection, road works, or gas works.

Where passengers are boarding or alighting

Only for as long as is necessary to complete the boarding/alighting