Parking enforcement has begun

Thursday March 29th 2018

Parking Enforcement has begun

Parking enforcement in Midlothian has begun. Since Monday traffic attendants have been putting warning flyers on illegally parked vehicles in Midlothian. Today, many vehicles parked opposite Morrisons in Dalkeith had a warning flyer on their windscreen.

From Monday 9th April penalty charge notices wil begin to be issued from 9 April.

Decriminalised parking, which makes parking offences a civil matter rather than a criminal one, sees the introduction of parking attendants to manage parking restrictions, for example, yellow lines, bus stops, disabled bays etc.

It is also hoped that by improving congestion through parking restrictions and enforcement, the new parking system will help play a role in regenerating Midlothian’s town centres.

The proposed schedule for the introduction of decriminalised parking in Midlothian is:

26th March 2018 – Three traffic attendants will arrive in Midlothian and put warning flyers on illegally parked vehicles
3rd April 2018 – Dummy penalty notices will replace warning flyers
9th April 2018 – Subject to receiving the powers as anticipated, Penalty Charge Notices (real parking tickets) will be issued

More information about the introduction of decriminalised parking in Midlothian can be found at www.midlothian.gov.uk/parking

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