Private companies - tickets and clamping
Last updated: 20/11/2012
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The Council does not currently carry out wheel clamping
or vehicle removal. However, our application to the
Department of Transport for Parking Enforcement approval includes a
request for the powers to introduce clamping and removal of
vehicles at some time in the future, should it be deemed
necessary by the Council.
Cornwall Council has no authority regarding any actions
taken in privately owned car parks. The British Parking
Association is also unable to deal with individual parking
disputes but its is able to offer guidance on what to do next
having received a ticket British Parking
Association (BPA) guidance on having received parking
tickets. The BPA also operate an Approved Operators
Scheme for those that operate parking enforcement on
private land or in unregulated car parks.
Since 3 May 2005, all wheel clampers and vehicle immobilisers
that operate on private land and charge a fee for release, are
required to hold a licence issued by the Security
Industry Authority (SIA) and be members of the British Parking
Association's Approved Operator Scheme.
The SIA maintain a public register of licensed vehicle
immobilisers, their supervisors, managers and directors. Whilst
working, all vehicle immobilisers will be required to wear their
SIA licences and be identifiable and accountable.
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