If a vehicle is parked in contravention of a Traffic Regulation
Order (e.g. by parking in the wrong place or failing to display a
valid parking permit/ticket) the vehicle would be issued with a
Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). It should be noted that resident and
business parking permits do not give exemptions from single or
double yellow line restrictions. A towing and clamping service may
also be considered in the future.
The following documents provide information regarding the
enforcement of parking regulations in Bedford. However,
should you need any further information please telephone the
office on 01234 718057.
Codes and Charges on Street
Codes and Charges Car Parks
Challenges to a Penalty Charge Notice can only be made in
writing to Bedford Parking Services at the address shown on the
reverse of the Notice within 14 days of the date the Notice was
issued. Alternatively, you may e-mail your challenge to
Please ensure you include your name and postal
address in your correspondence to enable us to respond to
Remember, the ‘charge’ for parking unlawfully is £70 or £50
depending on the nature of the contravention. If the PCN
remains unpaid after all appeals have been
exhausted, additional charges will be incurred.
The implementation of the Traffic Management
Act [TMA] 2004 was introduced in England and Wales on 31 March 2008
to provide motorists with a fairer and more transparent parking
enforcement service across the country, helping raise industry
standards in parking.
London] offers a straightforward website with
comprehensive information on parking and traffic regulations.
The website includes a through explanation of what to do if a
penalty charge notice is received and explains the stages of the
enforcement process and how it has changed following the
implementation of the new regulations.
For more information please visit the Patrol
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 and timetables can be found below:
Annual Statement for 2009/2010
Annual Statement for 2010/2011
Annual Statement for 2011/2012