Street parking - enforcement and fines

Bracknell Forest Council is responsible for parking on both the public highway and council-owned car parks.

The council's aims

The council’s policy is to use parking restrictions (such as yellow lines) primarily to address traffic congestion or road safety problems.

Our aim is to encourage sensible and safe parking in Bracknell Forest, which will benefit all highway users including pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers. We want to:

  • reduce illegal, dangerous and inconsiderate parking
  • cut congestion and the resulting pollution it causes
  • help the emergency services to get across Bracknell Forest

Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO)

A team of CEOs are employed to patrol the streets and car parks to enforce the regulations. Dressed in distinctive blue uniforms, with an identification number and badge, CEOs serve penalty charge notices (PCNs) to vehicles parked illegally. They do not get incentives for issuing a certain number of tickets. Their job is to enforce parking regulations openly, fairly and consistently.

The role of the police

The police continue to enforce:

  • parking on footways (unless a yellow line or parking restriction is alongside)
  • dangerous parking where parking restrictions do not exist
  • obstruction offences

You can report incidents to Thames Valley Police by phone or online. More information about how to do this in on the Thames Valley Police website.

Number of penalty charge notices issued

Information about the number of penalty charge notices issued and cancelled is on our DataShare website.

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