In Newcastle, bays in on street and off street locations can be reserved. Applications can be completed online at www.newcastle.gov.uk/parking
Bays can be reserved for individual days, weeks or months at a time. Reserved bays are classed as a suspension, as this suspends the operational parking restriction.
On street bays that have been reserved can be marked in one of two ways; this is dependent on how many bays have been reserved, the type of bay and its location.
If only one bay or a small number of bays have been suspended, cones may be put around the bay(s) and a large yellow sign will be placed adjacent to this giving a description of the suspension.
If a large number of bays in a location or the full street of bays have been suspended, a hood will be placed over the pay and display machine. Please see below a picture of the hood advising of the suspension.
There will also be a suspension sign in place to advise motorists of the days when the suspension will start and finish.
If the electronic Pay by Phone Service is in operation in an on street location where a full street has been suspended, the Pay by Phone signage next to the pay and display machine will be covered.
Whilst the Pay by Phone service is suspended for a full street, no customers will be able to make an electronic payment due to the Pay by Phone location code being deactivated.
No payments for the suspended street will be accepted until the Pay by Phone company reactivate the location code once the suspension has finished.
In off street car park locations, if a bay or a small number of bays are suspended, there would be cones placed around the bays that had been suspended.
If the whole off street car park has been suspended, there will be a hood over the pay and display machine along with signage giving details of the suspension. The suspension board will be displayed to advise motorists of the start and end dates of the suspension. The Pay by Phone sign will also be covered. The Pay by Phone Service will be suspended until the suspension ends.
If motor vehicles are parked in the bays prior to the suspension taking place, the Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) would not issue a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) at that time as the drivers would have been unaware of the restriction.
If a motor vehicle parks in a suspended bay once the suspension is in place and without authority to do so, a PCN would be issued by a CEO.
If a Disabled Blue Badge holder parks in a suspended bay, a PCN would be issued by a CEO, as Disabled Blue Badge holders are not entitled to park in suspended bays.