Local authorities in England and Wales (outside London) are responsible for traffic management in their locality. This may include parking, bus lanes, road user charging – including Clean Air Zones – littering from vehicles and moving traffic enforcement.


Nobody wants to receive a ticket; but if you have, PATROL provides you with information on the next steps you can take and the correct place to make contact.


The PATROL (Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London) Joint Committee represents over 300 local authorities in England (outside London) and Wales. PATROL also provides information in relation to penalties issued from other road user charging schemes. This includes penalties issued by the Secretary of State for Transport for failing to pay a charge at the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing (‘Dart Charge’) scheme and by Halton Borough Council at the Mersey Gateway Bridge Crossings (‘Merseyflow’) scheme.

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If you have received a parking ticket or other Penalty Charge Notice (PCN), find out your options and next steps here.

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Better understand the penalty you have received by accessing useful information here.



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Brighton and North Essex victorious in PATROL’s new Driving Improvement Awards

Brighton & Hove City Council and North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) have been announced as joint winners in the first year of PATROL's new Driving Improvement Awards. PATROL launched the new awards programme this year to inspire and recognise local authority public awareness activities that drive positive change in the ...

Traffic Penalty Tribunal key cases now published online

The Traffic Penalty Tribunal has launched a website to bring key cases decided by its own adjudicators and those from other UK traffic tribunals together in one place for the first time. Key cases on the new site, branded as Traff-iCase (opens in new tab), have been curated together due to the common ...
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12 local authorities shortlisted for this year’s PATROL PACER Awards

PATROL is delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s Promoting Awareness of Civil Enforcement through Reporting (PACER) Awards, which recognises 2021/22 parking and traffic management Annual Reports. The shortlisted authorities are as follows: Bath & North East Somerset Council Central Bedfordshire Council Cheshire East Council Chichester District Council Gloucestershire ...

Tributes following the death of Councillor Simon Cronin

PATROL is sorry to report the death of Joint Committee member Councillor Simon Cronin of Worcester City Council, following a short illness. Councillor Cronin served as Councillor for Worcester's Nunnery Ward since 2007 and had recently been re-elected. He was active in a wide range of issues relating to the Council’s ...
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BPA seeks respect for accessibility needs in latest ‘selfish parking’ campaign

The British Parking Association (BPA) has launched a new public information initiative to encourage motorists not to infringe parking provision for those with disability and accessibility needs. The campaign, supported by Disabled Motoring UK and the Welsh Government, is the latest phase of the BPA’s ‘selfish parking’ campaign, which focuses ...

Mark Harper appointed as new Secretary of State for Transport

The Rt Hon Mark Harper has been appointed Secretary of State for Transport, effective 25 October. He replaces the Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan – who was only appointed in September – as part of incoming Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Cabinet reshuffle. Harper, who is MP for the Forest of Dean ...
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