Lewisham Council - Temporary suspension of parking bays

Temporary suspension of parking bays

If you need a parking bay to be temporarily suspended for a short period of time (for example, for a removal van) you may apply for a parking suspension.

When to apply

Please apply at least five working days before the start date.


  • Please note that it is council policy to levy a surcharge of 1.9% on all credit card transactions. Debit cards are not surcharged.
  • Admin and contractors' costs: £50 minimum.
  • If the suspension is likely to result in a loss of income (for example, the suspension of a pay-and-display parking bay) we will charge you an extra £30 per bay per day.
  • Official funeral vehicles are free.

​Please send your completed application to the contact below. When we receive your completed form we will check the parking restrictions and make sure that the suspension is safe.

We will then contact you to tell you about the cost for administration and implementation of the suspension.

Please note that a suspension does not guarantee that drivers will adhere to the  notices which are put in place. It is Council policy not to remove vehicles in contravention of the parking regulations, and therefore the Council cannot guarantee the availability of the suspended bays.


Park free of charge this Christmas

Park free of charge all day in all council-run car parks in Blackheath, Catford, Deptford, Forest Hill, Lewisham and Sydenham on Saturday 2, 9, 16 and 23 December.

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