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Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) is legislation that enables local authorities to be responsible for enforcing parking restrictions instead of the police. It is covered by section 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004.

Ipswich Borough Council employs Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) to enforce the parking restrictions in operation. CEOs can issue a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) to a vehicle if it is parked in contravention of a parking restriction.

On street enforcement

Ipswich Borough Council is responsible for on-street parking enforcement within the borough of Ipswich and in parts of Babergh and Mid Suffolk.  The map below shows the area.

Map of on - street parking that Ipswich Borough Council is responsible for

Off street enforcement

Ipswich Borough Council enforces the parking restrictions in the car parks that are operated by the Council and that are subject to an Off-Street Parking Order.

From April 6th 2020, Ipswich Borough Council will also enforce the parking restrictions in the following car parks that are in Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

  • Hurstlea Road Car Park, Needham Market
  • Station Yard Car Park, Needham Market
  • Pin Mill Car Park, Chelmondiston
  • Flatford Mill Car Park, Flatford
  • High Street Car Park, Hadleigh
  • Magdalen Road Car Park, Hadleigh
  • Maiden Way Car Park, Hadleigh
  • Stonehouse Road Car Park, Hadleigh
  • Toppesfield Hall Car Park, Hadleigh

Contact Details

Ipswich Parking Services,
PO Box 668,
Ipswich,
IP1 9AS

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01473 432840