Bank holiday parking arrangements

Take special care where you park your cars over the bank holiday period.

You can park for free for as long as you like in any marked bay in a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in Wandsworth on:

  • Wednesday 25 December 2019
  • Thursday 26 December 2019
  • Wednesday 1 January 2020

You will not need to purchase a pay and display ticket, pay-by-phone or display a parking permit.

There will be normal parking enforcement in operation on all other days.

Yellow line restrictions

Avoid parking on a yellow line, because yellow line restrictions will still apply. This is because yellow lines are situated at locations where parked vehicles could be a hazard or cause an obstruction.

Parking bays

If you leave your car in a parking bay that is only available for part of the day, you should check the signs carefully to avoid parking there when the yellow line restrictions come into force.

These bays are mainly found in bus lanes and typically have yellow lines operating in the morning and afternoon rush hours.

Driveways, specialist bays and dropped kerbs

You should not obstruct driveways or park unlawfully in specialist bays, such as doctors' bays and mandatory disabled bays. If you do, you might be penalised.

Also, you should not park across dropped kerbs. These are found on virtually every street corner and allow disabled people and parents with pushchairs to safely cross the road.

Motorists who obstruct driveways or park unlawfully in doctors' bays or mandatory disabled bays could also be penalised.

Car parks

Battersea Park and Burr Road

If you are using the car parks in Battersea Park and Burr Road, you will still need to buy a pay and display ticket or pay-by-phone.

There is no free parking in these car parks at any time.

Wandle Recreation

It is free to park in the Wandle Recreation car park on bank holidays.

Housing estates 

Normal parking rules will also apply on our housing estates. If you do not have a valid parking permit, you should not use these parking spaces.