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

Year Number of notices issued Number of notices cancelled
2016/2017* 2257 484
2015/2016 2576 671
2013/2014 4405 821
2012/2013 3893 759
2011/2012 2983 559
2010/2011 2876 236 (from October 2010 only)
2009/2010 2377 Data not available
2008/2009 2895 Data not available
2007/2008 2910 Data not available
2006/2007 3862 Data not available

* Information correct as at 25 January 2017.

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