Parking price increases came into effect on 18 April 2019

From October 2019, there will be an additional charge for a diesel vehicle and this charge will be in addition to the cost of a permit, including any surcharge applied to the second and third permit in a residential household.

A full list of the changes can be found on theĀ parking charges page.

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Market trader scratchcards

Who is eligible?

To obtain market traders scratchcards you must:

  • be a licensed market trader in the borough
  • your vehicle must be registered with Market Services

Where can you park?

The scratchcard must be displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard nearest to the pavement side, so that all particulars are readily visible from the outside.

Providing your scratchcard is correctly displayed, you can park all day, on - street, in parking bays signed “Business Permit Holders Only”, “Business Permit Holders or Pay at Machine”, “Permit Holders Only” or “Permit Holders or Pay at Machine” and “Sunday Market Trader Permits Only”.

Quota

There are 5 scratchcards in a book that are valid for the whole day.

Where a permit is not valid

Your scratchcard is not valid for parking in bays signed differently to those above or off-street on estates. You should also make sure you do not park in suspended bays regardless of whether or not the reason for the suspension is apparent. You should always check the signs close to the bay where you park to make sure you can use it.

Parking controls

You should also make sure you do not park in suspended bays regardless of whether or not the reason for the suspension is clear. You should always check the signs close to the bay where you park to make sure you can use it.

The normal controlled parking hours are from Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5.30pm. However, in some zones these hours are extended.

Receiving your scratchcards

All scratchcards are posted

You must allow up to 7 calendar days from the date your application is processed and they will be sent by recorded delivery. If you do not receive them you can contact Tower Hamlets Contact Centre immediately on 020 7364 5003.

How do you apply?

You must complete the online form below. Please ensure that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions before you submit your application.

 

Apply for market trader scratchcards