Drivers in Borehamwood and other areas of Hertsmere will no longer be able to park for free in some restricted areas from next week.

Hertsmere Borough Council has said some parking controls will be enforced again from Monday June 8 as government lockdown rules are eased.

During much of the pandemic, traffic wardens in Hertsmere have only been clamping down on motorists who were parking on double yellow lines or parking dangerously.

All council-owned car parks have been free to park in, as have pay and display bays.

But, parking charges will resume in council car parks and pay and display bays from June 8 so motorists will need to purchase tickets.

Enforcement will also resume in some controlled parking zones (CPZ) but not all.

Enforcement will take place in residential streets off Shenley Road, Borehamwood, and Watling Street, Radlett, from June 8 - where social distancing measures have been introduced like blocking off some car parking spaces.

Traffic wardens have been making sure drivers obey signs and closures and anyone parking on pavements or in newly restricted areas risks receiving a ticket.

CPZ's elsewhere in the borough will see enforcement reintroduced from July 6.

This is in part because the council needs time to process new parking permit applications and renew permits which have expired during lockdown.

Councillor Jean Heywood, responsible for transport, said: “We"made adjustments to our services, in line with government guidelines, as part of the huge effort by everyone to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

"Parking and traffic management is an important public service, which provides benefits for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and the wider community. Those benefits include maintaining road safety and access to jobs, goods and services. This has perhaps never been more important than now as we have had to respond to unprecedented changing demands and priorities.

"As traffic on the roads increases due to the lifting of many lockdown rules, a carefully phased reintroduction of previously relaxed parking management and enforcement is essential to help manage a safe and controlled recovery. This is especially true for the return to work and school for many over the coming days and weeks.

"We will be ensuring residents are updated of the reintroduction of changes through our website, social media channels and at the car parks themselves."

Car park users are encouraged to use the online Pay by Phone payment system on using the app or by calling 0203 362 1200.

To find out more about parking in Hertsmere visit or if you have any questions contact the council's parking services on