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22-Dec-2009 06:34 PM
22-Dec-2009 09:26 PM
23-Dec-2009 07:38 AM
23-Jun-2010 10:01 AM
Changes to the way that single yellow lines are enforced in the Royal Borough will bring bank holiday benefits to local people.
Single yellow lines that are already not enforced on Sundays will no longer be enforced on bank holidays either.
This will mean additional bank holiday parking for residents who are out and about, for example shopping on a bank holiday Monday, visiting family or friends on Christmas Day or attending church on Good Friday.
Cllr Colin Rayner, lead member for highways and streetcare, explained: "Our aim is to have safer, fairer parking for everyone across our borough and, following discussions with residents in a number of areas, we have taken a look at the enforcement of single yellow lines.
"This has led us to the conclusion that many local people will benefit considerably from the relaxation of enforcement on bank holidays and we will be instructing our parking attendants not to issue penalty charge notices accordingly. We believe this will make life easier for residents and be a lot less confusing."
23-Jun-2010 10:12 AM
18-Aug-2010 06:35 PM
23-Nov-2010 04:36 PM
Cashless parking comes to Maidenhead and Windsor
Drivers will be able to avoid pay and display machine queues by using their mobile phones to pay for parking at two Royal Borough car parks when a new scheme is introduced on Friday (24 September).
Parking at River Street in Windsor and the Stafferton Way multi-storey in Maidenhead will operate via the mobile phone service along with the existing pay and display option.
At the long-stay Stafferton Way, motorists activate a parking session lasting until midnight, when it automatically expires. If they are unexpectedly delayed and need to buy another day's parking, they can do this via their mobile - there is no need to return to the car park.
In the busy short-stay River Street car park, motorists call to activate their parking session on arrival and call again to deactivate it when they are ready to leave. There's no need to guess the length of their stay and no need for coins.
Cllr Colin Rayner said: "We are delighted to be able to provide this exciting new service for our residents and visitors. We can now offer shoppers, commuters, businesspeople, tourists and theatre-goers an alternative, fast and convenient way of paying with no need to queue for a pay and display machine and no need to have change handy.
"If this initiative is successful, we hope to extend it to all council car parks and on-street parking."
Motorists first have to register with Parkmobile, the company commissioned to run the mobile parking system, on 020 3003 2526 or at www.parkmobile.co.uk.
Then at the car parks they simply call 020 3003 2526 and use the 6051 location code at Stafferton Way or 6001 at River Street.
Smartphone users can register and pay for parking by texting 'park url' to 66644, while iPhone users can download Parkmobile's app from the App Store.
Registering is free and there is a 20p charge each time the service is used. Advantage Card discounts don't apply.
Signs have been installed in the car parks providing the necessary information.
2.10 In the unlikely event of the Parkmobile parking system being unavailable, You must pay the appropriate parking fee that is due by using another way (e.g. by buying a printed parking ticket from the appropriate dispensing machine). To notify the system of the end of a parking transaction in the situation where the system is unavailable You can telephone Parkmobile's 24/7 Helpdesk on 0905 159 0333 (Calls cost 60p per minute from a landline, calls from mobiles may cost more; cost varies depending on the mobile provider and your contract). Notification of the end of a parking transaction can also be made via Your Online Personal Pages. You will be charged the relevant parking fees for the amount of time that Your vehicle was parked in the charging zone and the system remained activated.
1-Mar-2011 05:36 PM
11-Nov-2011 10:12 PM
16-Feb-2012 08:24 PM
Parking has got better in the Royal Borough - and even more improvements are planned, including new pay-by-phone systems for all council car parks this year.
That's the council's message following a borough-wide survey that showed 88% of respondents rated the quality of parking in Windsor as average to good.
The survey - to be discussed by cabinet on Thursday 23 February - was run to get people's views about ease and quality of parking both on-street and in car parks, usage of car parks and how parking in general can be improved. More than 400 people took the opportunity to have their say.
Cllr Phill Bicknell, cabinet member for highways, transport and environment, thanked everyone who replied and said the results would be invaluable as the council continued to maintain and improve parking in the borough in years to come.
He said: "We have an unwavering commitment to providing efficient, convenient and effective parking and by listening to our residents and businesses we have made significant improvements over the past four years.
"The survey shows that the changes for the better are appreciated but we still have a way to go. We are studying the results carefully so that our continuing improvement programme reflects what our residents and businesses want. We are also keeping up-to-date on how modern technology like Smartphone apps can help us make services better."
The report to cabinet highlights the range of improvements already in operation or planned, including:
the successful pay-by-phone pilot at River Street, Windsor
the completion of 400 residents' parking schemes throughout the borough (proposed by residents themselves or their local councillors)
double the number of pay machines at River Street car park, Windsor, in response to users' comments.
The council is also capping residents' parking charges at less than half the level of inflation for 2012/13.
In the pipeline are:
a pay-by-phone system for every council car park and use of Smartphone technology
on-line payment and renewals for residents' parking permits
more residents' parking reviews
16-Feb-2012 08:29 PM
9-Aug-2012 07:27 PM
22-Jun-2013 12:32 PM
11-Sep-2015 12:46 PM
Thank you for your enquiry, Alexandra Road in Windsor is on regular patrol route. We will pass the comments to Parking Supervisors to increase the frequency of patrols to target all vehicles (resident or not) if parked in contravention.
Having received information from Parking - this area is on a daily patrol route and checked daily. Unfortunately the wardens have been instructed not to patrol this after 5.30pm by the Ward Councillors. If you wish to take this matter further, the resident would need to take this matter up directly with the Ward Councillors to request checks in the evenings and weekends.
Posted by Streetcare at 17:52, Tuesday 1 September 2015, marked as fixed
11-Sep-2015 01:01 PM
I wrote:Strange how there is no mention of wardens and the almost non-existent ticketing of parking violations away from the town centre. Surely a car parked on double yellows and/or adjacent to a junction should be ticketed PDQ for the parking infringement. (Parking is not permitted 'within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction')
But as drivers hardly ever get ticketed, there is no change in the situation.
12-Sep-2015 07:50 AM
1-Nov-2015 12:41 PM
1-Nov-2015 01:10 PM
19-Nov-2015 07:09 PM
I have supported Living Streets for some time. It is a charity trying to improve
conditions for pedestrians on our streets.
They recently asked me to write to our MP to seek his support for a
proposed Bill to control pavement parking outside London on 4th
Adam Afriyie didn’t confirm his support but my impression is
he will not back it. His view is that
they have given sufficient powers to local traffic authorities. Extracts from his reply are:
“In 2011, Conservative Ministers gave all councils
authorisation to use a sign banning parking on the pavement, removing the need
to ask Whitehall for permission.
Ministers also wrote to councils encouraging them to use their powers to
prevent parking on the pavement where it is a problem.
Furthermore, last year Ministers again wrote to all English
Traffic Authorities to remind them of their existing, wide ranging powers to
prevent people from parking on the pavement where it is a problem. The Department of Transport has also
published guidance for traffic authorities highlighting the difficulty that
pavement parking causes for pedestrians and detailing ways that it can be
I have tried to get these signs added in a particularly
dangerous place in West Windsor without any success so far. I believe this is a huge cop-out by our MP
as I doubt whether RBWM has the will or resources for such a major problem and
a law similar to London’s is the only solution, i.e. ban all pavements parking
but allow exemptions where appropriate.
Throughout our area the problem is widespread and what is annoying is
that in many cases it is not necessary due to the width of the roads.
19-Nov-2015 07:27 PM
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