Scottish Borders look to decriminalise parking

Thursday April 25th 2024

Parking Ticket

Written by Local Democracy Reporter, Paul Kelly

A consultation has opened seeking the views of Borderers on parking and parking enforcement specifically in town centres across the region.

Scottish Borders Council is keen to gauge public opinion as its officers examine the possibility of taking over responsibility for the enforcement of on-street parking regulations in the region from Police Scotland.

Known as Decriminalised Parking Enforcement (DPE), it enables a local authority to enforce its own parking policies, including the issuing of Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) to motorists breaching parking controls in specified areas.

By taking part in this consultation it will help the council get a better understanding of the public’s opinion on decriminalising parking in the Scottish Borders.

The consultation is open until 31 May and can be accessed at HERE.

Midlothian, Edinburgh and East Lothian decriminalised parking a number of years ago.

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