Parking information during the Covid 19 response

Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2020

We are looking at our parking services in light of Government directives.

Update: 30 March 2020

This page will no longer be updated. Go to the parking section on our service disruption page for the latest information.

Update: 26 March 2020

Permits and permit enforcement

We have placed a hold on all permit purchases or renewals so there is no need for you to purchase or renew any permit at this time.

Parking enforcement of permit zones, pay and display bays, business and shared use bays has ceased for the time being in order to help key workers, people working from home, those self-isolating, or shielding vulnerable or sick residents.

Car parks

We are providing free car parking for all customers during the coronavirus outbreak. 

This will help key workers, residents, those working from home, self-isolating to park in on-street bays and in council owned car parks without having to worry about cost or time restrictions.

Update: 24 March 2020

Havering Council will now only seek to enforce parking restrictions that pose a danger to other road users.

Parking enforcement of permit zones, pay and display bays, business and shared use bays has ceased for the time being in order to help people working from home, self-isolating, or shielding vulnerable or sick residents. 

Please park considerately and lawfully as bad parking could prevent emergency service vehicles from reaching residents in real need. They could prevent disabled residents from parking to secure vital medicine or supplies.

To protect these service we will still enforce parking restrictions where there are double or single yellow lines, zig zag lines (by crossings, for example), disabled parking bays where a vehicle doesn't display the correct blue badge, or obstructive parking on footpaths or across driveways.

Havering Council parking permits and season tickets will be extended for a period equivalent to the period of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by central government.

Go to our Covid 19 information page for further advice and information on service changes.