Residents and businesses are being advised that new on-street parking and traffic management arrangements will come into effect in Aldershot and Farnborough on 1 April.
From that date, all on-street parking, including pay and display bays and enforcement of parking restrictions, together with residents’ on-street parking areas, will transfer from Rushmoor Borough Council to Hampshire County Council.
Rushmoor Borough Council will still manage parking in its own car parks, including ticket machines, car park permits and enforcement.
Until 31 March, anyone with a query about on-street parking should continue to contact Rushmoor Borough Council as usual.
Motorists who receive an on-street parking fine up to 31 March should also still pay it to Rushmoor Borough Council.
Anyone who receives a parking fine in a council car park after that date should continue to pay it as normal to the council.
The changes will also see traffic management work, including disabled parking bays, access protection markings for dropped kerbs, and temporary road closures transfer to Hampshire County Council on 1 April.
Like several other local councils, Rushmoor Borough Council has been providing these services for a number of years on behalf of the county council, but from 1 April, they will return to Hampshire as the highway authority. On-street parking enforcement will be carried out by the county council’s parking service provider, NSL.
Councillor Maurice Sheehan, Rushmoor Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Operational Services, said: “We appreciate this is a fairly big change for our residents and local businesses and we are working closely with Hampshire County Council to make the transfer of services as smooth as possible.”
Anyone with on-street or traffic management queries from 1 April can find out more on Hampshire County Council’s website.