Parking, roads and transport
We are responsible for parking services - from managing car parks to introducing parking controls such as resident parking schemes to address local parking issues.
We also help keep the streets clear by tackling illegally parked or abandoned vehicles. We are responsible for making sure streets are clearly and logically named and numbered.
Our aim is to make it as easy and safe as possible for residents, businesses and visitors to travel around the District and to find somewhere to park.
Services to maintain our roads and pavements are carried out by Hertfordshire County Council, including potholes, faulty streetlights and traffic signs, weed control, and over-grown trees. But we’ll point you in the right direction to make it easy for you to report issues and have these sorted out.
Parking Services Covid-19 Update
Parking Services Update – May 2021
To mark the next easing of lockdown, we will be taking steps to encourage people to our High Street shops to support local businesses.
From Monday 17th May 2021, we will be returning to normal enforcement activity in all areas including resident permit parking areas. To help ease the transition to normal enforcement, for a period of 2 weeks we will be issuing warning notices to vehicles that are parked in resident permit areas without a permit unless as before, you have parked inconsiderately or dangerously where a penalty charge notice will be issued without warning. After this period normal enforcement will resume which will be kept under review.
Residents in controlled permit zones will need to display a valid permit for their zone. Applications for new permits can be made using the link below;
As lockdown is eased, parking services will also be returning to normal enforcement activity within our carparks and normal rules will resume. However, In an effort to support local businesses we are allowing free parking in the following car parks from 17th May 2021 to 24th May 2021 from 3pm till 7.30am the next morning:
- Civic Centre
- Drovers Way
- Russell Avenue
- London Road
- Bowers Way East
- Bowers Way West
This will provide 1690 spaces for shoppers and visitors to use and give our high streets a boost, please remember to take this next step safely and continue to follow ‘Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air’. You will also see our Covid support officers handing out masks and covid tests next week if you have come out to the shops and forgotten your mask and to help support the fight against Covid so we can keep on track for the next easing of lockdown.
All other car parks will maintain the same tariffs and regulations as explained on the signage within them.
Applying for permits; https://www.stalbans.gov.uk/permits-suspensions-and-car-park-season-tickets
Due to current lockdown restrictions and delays with postal services across the country, we are experiencing delays in processing and posting permits of all types. We are working hard to ensure that any delays are kept to a minimum but we can not guarantee that permits will be delivered within the normal time scales. If your permit has expired or you need your permit sooner, you may be able to collect it from our Drovers Way Office, to do this please make your application in the normal way and then email your request to collect to firstname.lastname@example.org remember to state your applicant ID and details of the permit application. A member of the team will then get back to you via email to arrange the collection. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.
Parking, roads and transport news
Car parking enforcement returns to normal in St Albans District from Monday 17 May as the COVID-19 lockdown comes to an end.
Concerns about plans to expand London Luton Airport have been raised by St Albans City and District Council.
Car parking measures to help residents during the third COVID-19 lockdown have been introduced in St Albans District.
New car parking measures have come into force in St Albans District during the lockdown to respond to the needs of residents.
Ten Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) are to be recruited as soon as possible by St Albans City and District Council.
The allocation of emergency funds for active travel should be brought under greater local control, a St Albans City and District Council Committee has agreed.
The enforcement of car parking controls is to resume in two stages in St Abans District after being eased during the Covid-19 lockdown.
On-street parking restrictions are being eased throughout St Albans District to help key workers and residents during the Covid-19 crisis.
More civil enforcement officers (CEOs) should be put on the streets of St Albans District to deter illegal parking, a Council Committee has suggested.
Major changes are to be made to the way public car parks in St Albans District are managed.
A major road in St Albans has reopened two months ahead of schedule after a dangerous building was made safe.
More trains should stop at Harpenden Railway Station at peak times to “ensure a fairer distribution of services,” the operator has been told.
A decision to revoke the licence of one of the first taxi drivers to be convicted in the UK for refusing to take a wheelchair user has been upheld.
Train users have a chance to quiz rail executives about the state of Thameslink services between London and the St Albans District.
Community groups and residents have a chance to quiz company executives about bus services in the St Albans District.
Residents and businesses are being asked to help shape the future of car parking services in the St Albans District.