Changes to parking restrictions due to coronavirus and new parking charges

From Monday 1 June, parking restrictions will resume and motorists will need a permit to park during controlled parking times. Anyone found to be parked without a permit may receive a Penalty Charge Notice.

We have issued more than 4,000 temporary parking permits to key workers and we will continue to support frontline NHS and school staff, emergency services and council social workers to park for free using new paperless virtual permits.

Read full details of our parking changes.

Parking enforcement on bank holidays

Parking enforcement by Tower Hamlets is relaxed on national bank holidays.

For the specific dates bank holidays fall on, please visit the GOV.UK website.

Bank Holiday

Restrictions / Enforcement

Car Pound opening

New Year’s Day

No enforcement

For up to date opening times, please visit the vehicle removal page.

Good Friday

Limited enforcement

Easter Monday

Limited enforcement

Early May Bank Holiday

Limited enforcement

Spring Bank Holiday

Limited enforcement

Summer Bank Holiday

Limited enforcement

Christmas Day

No enforcement

Boxing Day

No enforcement

 

During limited enforcement the following bays are not restricted:

  • permit bays of all types (except Personalised Disabled Bays)
  • pay & display bays of all types
  • disabled bays and loading bays.

Personalised Disabled Bays and all other restrictions are enforced, including but not limited to all types of yellow lines, dropped kerbs and footway parking.

Despite restrictions being in force, it should be noted that the council performs only relaxed enforcement, usually limited to cases where there is risk to traffic flow or the safety of road users.

Traffic restrictions for the Wapping High Street Bus Gateway are not enforced on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.