How to use your Twickenham event zone (R) business permit

Guidance to help you once you receive your Twickenham event zone (R) business parking permit.

Permit start date

If we receive your application on or before the 17th of the current month, the permit will be back-dated to the beginning of that month.

Permits applied for on or after the 18th of the month, will be forward-dated to the beginning of the following month.

Example

  • Application made on 15th May 2014: Permit start date is 1st May 2014.
  • Application made on 19th May 2014: Permit start date is 1st June 2014.

Parking time period

A permit is only required on specific event days as signposted on the zone entry signs. A list of these days can be found on our Twickenham event timetable.

The permit will need to be displayed in the vehicle during zone operation times.

How to display

Display the permit face up on the vehicle’s nearside dashboard, so that the details are clearly visible from the front or nearside of the vehicle. Permits must be displayed in the vehicle as soon as it is parked in a Twickenham event zone (R) parking place, within zone operation times.

Where to park

A permit will not reserve the holder a right to park in a specific parking bay.

A permit will enable the holder to park in any vacant on-street business parking permit holder’s space, or if applicable, shared use space within the zone of issue between the hours displayed on signs at the entry points to the zone, and in some cases, on signs adjacent to the parking bays, subject to any parking suspension that may occur. Parking places are not controlled outside of the zones restricted hours.

Permits are only valid in the zone of issue as shown on the permit by a letter(s) in the bottom right hand corner and on-street by the same letter(s) on sign plates.

Twickenham event zone (R) business parking permits are not valid in off-street car parks, pay and display bays, or in other zones except where otherwise stated by signs at the locations.

Your allowance

Permits are limited to a maximum of two per business (except when renewing permits immediately before expiry of an existing permit) and are valid for 12 months.

Suspensions

The Council regularly suspends bays from normal use for various reasons (for example, house moves). Any unauthorised vehicles found parked in a suspended bay may be liable for a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). If your visitor's vehicle is to remain in the same bay for a number of days then you should check daily for any suspension notices.

Traders/builders

Trader parking permits are not valid in Twickenham event zone (R). Traders can use Twickenham event zone (R) business parking permit at the permit holder's discretion.

Change of address

If you change business address, within the Twickenham event zone (R), then you may update your permits by completing a Permit Change or Return form(pdf, 33KB) and providing proof of your new address.

If your business moves to an address outside of the Twickenham event zone (R), then your business parking permit/s will immediately become invalid and you must return your permits to us with a completed Permit Change or Return form(pdf, 33KB).

Lost, stolen or damaged permits

If a permit is lost, stolen or damaged, the permit holder must notify us immediately using a Permit Change or Return form(pdf, 33KB). The permit will no longer be valid and anyone attempting to use the permit will be liable for a PCN. If requested, a new permit will be issued for the unused period of the original permit.

A charge of £10 will be made for the issue of a replacement permit, except when the permit was stolen and a police crime reference number is provided.

Renewals

If your permit is linked to a Richmond Account, you will be sent a reminder email, at least one month before your permit expires.

If you do not have your permit linked to a Richmond Account (or your permit is not linked to your Richmond Account), you will be sent a reminder by post, at least one month before your permit expires.

You must renew your permit within 14 days of your old permit's expiry date. After this 14 day period you will be required to complete a new application. Failure to do so could result in a PCN.

Updated: 6 January 2016