Camden does't want you to receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) for parking in the wrong place at the wrong time. Really? Yes, it's true - HV knows because we read it in Camden's recently published Inside Parking guide - your guide to driving and parking in Camden. See the link at the end of this article to download your very own version.
In the meantime here are some extracts:
Camden has a limited amount of kerb space which means that we have to strike a balance between the competing demands of various groups of road users. Residents, businesses and visitors all want somewhere to park and controlled zones and restrictions help us to allocate the space fairly.
Parking signs are in place to advise motorists where they can park but we do need to take
enforcement action against vehicles parked where they shouldn’t be, particularly those parked inconsiderately or dangerously.
We also have a legal responsibility to manage our road traffic network effectively in an effort to keep traffic moving while at the same time reduce the number of accidents and level of vehicle-related emissions, which is for everyone’s benefit. Hopefully this guide provides you with a useful insight into parking in Camden and further information is available on our website: camden.gov.uk/parking
Did you know: Using Camden's cashless system you can extend your stay via the phone as long as you haven’t exceeded the maximum stay. You can also use Parkmobile’s smartphone app to pay for parking
In 2012 Camden issued 210,000 PCNs to motorists for parking contraventions. In Chapter 4 take a look at the top three parking contraventions and read a handy checklist to help you avoid receiving a PCN.
In Chapter 5 discover The Truth Behind the Myths - the facts behind some of parking’s urban myths.
If you do unfortunately receive a PCN, Chapter 6 provides a step-by-step guide to the appeals process. It would be better that you hadn't got one in the first place. Download the guide here and take a handy look Inside Parking to help park correctly and avoid getting a PCN.