The practice of recent years is again being adopted by Croydon Council with restrictions in the borough’s parking bays and council car parks relaxed on specific days over the Christmas and New Year period.

Yellow-line, footway and bus lane restrictions will, however, remain in place on these days (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day), and motorists are advised to park in a reasonable manner, showing consideration for other road users and pedestrians.

Restricted enforcement activities will be in place on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve; this will see parking enforcement officers providing a visible presence but not enforcing parking bay offences. Instead, they will focus on providing advice and guidance, and responding to specific enforcement requests, such as inconsiderate parking across driveways, access points and the like.

Normal parking enforcement will be in place from 27 to 30 December 2016, and resume on Monday 2 January 2017.