DECRIMINALISED parking enforcement in Chester is due to come into force on Monday, July 14, the day before St Swithin’s Day.
Motorists will be hoping they are not caught in a shower of parking tickets as the new arrangements are introduced.
City highway chiefs meeting in County Hall last night were due to be told in a report that all traffic regulation orders in Chester district have been reviewed.
No objections were raised to advertised alterations.
Area highways manager Colin Stredder says in a report: “It is intended to have all waiting restriction signs and lines brought up to an enforceable standard by the end of the current financial year.”
The city council is in the process of procuring on-street parking enforcement according to Mr Stredder.
An announcement is expected from the government at the end of March which will change the name to civil parking enforcement with parking attendants being renamed civil enforcement officers.
Additional contraventions will be added to their powers, including the enforcement of double parking and parking across dropped footways.
There are likely to be two levels of penalty charge, the higher, possibly £70, applying to more serious contraventions, such as parking on yellow lines or parking in a car park without displaying a pay and display ticket.
Lesser contraventions, including exceeding the time limit when parked in an area of limited on-street waiting or over-staying the time shown on a pay and display ticket in a car park, could attract a penalty of £50.