In some circumstances we may allow you to park in a place that is normally restricted by offering the suspension of a parking bay or by the issue of a waiver certificate.
A suspension is where the restriction (Traffic Regulation Order or TRO) allowing or disallowing an act to take place is suspended for a set time period. These are normally only issued in parking bays.
A waiver certificate is where a vehicle or vehicles' (registration(s)) are given a dispensation to park within an existing TRO restriction for an agreed amount of time.
Special circumstances could include:
- maintaining public or traffic safety
- essential building or maintenance works (some exemptions already apply in these circumstances)
- furniture removals (some exemptions already apply in these circumstances)
- special events
- weddings or funerals (some exemptions already apply in these circumstances).
Before granting a suspension or waiver certificate we will consider whether the request is genuine, justified, safe and will not have a disruptive effect on the local amenity.
To apply for a suspension or waiver certificate you should email Parking@runnymede.gov.uk.
Granting of either a suspension or waiver certificate is entirely at the Council's discretion. Only in very exceptional circumstances will a waiver be issued to permit parking on a yellow line. We generally require ten days to process applications.