Sometimes you have to wonder about the decisions taken by those in authority. Reports in the media show that traffic wardens are still issuing tickets during the lockdown.
Don’t get me wrong, there still has to be some semblance of order especially in larger towns and cities where space is limited. There is however no need to be ticketing vehicles that are not causing a health and safety risk.
Thankfully Perth and Kinross Council have shown sense and compassion and have suspended parking charges at this time.
This is a copy of their information regarding parking, blue badge scheme and penalty charge notices –
Coronavirus: Parking, blue badge scheme and penalty charge notices
From Monday 23rd March 2020 all parking charges have been suspended in all Perth & Kinross Council Car Parks and on-street parking for the foreseeable future.
Parking Permits for residents in Perth and Crieff
Due to the suspension of Parking Charges in all Perth & Kinross Council Car Parks and on-street parking for the foreseeable future, any current Resident Permit holder will have their permit extended for the full period parking charges are suspended. Once normal service is resumed you will receive notification to advise you what your new permit expiry date will be.
Penalty charge notice
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, please be advised that responses to Penalty Charge Notice appeals will likely take longer than normal. Please be assured that once you have sent in an appeal, the Penalty Charge Notice will be put on hold and will not progress until we have managed to respond to the appeal. We appreciate your patience at this time.
Blue Badge Scheme (Disabled person’s parking badge)
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, please be advised that Blue Badge applications will likely take longer than normal to process. We appreciate your patience at this time.