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Residents have decided they want controlled parking on all Poplar HARCA estates.
Can I park on a Poplar HARCA estate?
To park on a Poplar HARCA estate you must display a valid permit in the windscreen of your vehicle, unless you have prior permission from us that exempts you from displaying a permit.
What happens if I do not display a valid permit and park in a designated bay?
You will be issued with a Civil Parking Notice.
Your vehicle will be removed if it is parked on green areas, grass verges, yellow lines, pavements or anywhere that obstructs emergency access. This also applies to blue badge holders.
• A ticket means a fine of £120 (or £60 if paid within 14 days)
• Please note there may be additional charges for larger vehicles such as lorries
What time does parking control operate?
24 hours a day seven days a week except public holidays and Eid.
Who is eligible for a permit?
Poplar HARCA tenants and resident leaseholders have priority for parking permits. Anyone else can apply subject to bays being available.
I owe Poplar HARCA money – can I still get a permit?
Poplar HARCA tenants or resident leaseholders (or anyone applying from their address) who owes money to us will not normally get a permit unless:
- Rent arrears - an agreement has been made and kept for at least three months.
- Service charge arrears - no more than a year old (except where a formal dispute has been lodged) and an agreement has been made and kept for at least three months.
- Major work charges are being paid according to a formal agreement which has not been broken.
- Other recharges - an agreement has been made and kept for at least three months.
A notice to terminate all licenses from an address will be served if a rent, service charge or other charge accounts fall into arrears of more than 8 weeks, or an agreement made is broken.
How long is a permit valid for?
Permits are valid for a year.
How to apply for a parking bay
Fill in the application form and provide the following to your local Housing Team:
- Proof of identification
- Proof of residence
- Proof the vehicle is insured
- Proof the vehicle has a valid MOT certificate
- Proof of who owns the vehicle
- Proof of SORN
To qualify for the lower permit charge the vehicle must be registered in the tenant or resident leaseholder’s name and estate address.
How much does it cost?
Please see sidebox
If you have a blue badge
Tenants and resident leaseholders, or a family member applying from their address, will get a permit for free.
Lost permits, changing bays or changing vehicles
There is a £10 fee to cover the cost of changing your permit.
Appeals about charge notices must be made in writing and submitted to:
Car Parking Partnership, PO BOX 597, Northampton, NN4 7XN (by post), Tel: 01604 625613
We will not consider complaints about charge notices until this appeal process has been exhausted.
What do I do if someone else is parked in my bay?
Phone 01992 764520 and The Contractor will issue you with a number that allows you to park somewhere else while they deal with the vehicle parked in your bay.
Can my visitors park on the estate?
There are visitor’s bays on all our estates. To park in them a valid scratch card must be displayed.
Scratchcards are available from
Tower Hamlets One Stop Shop, 15 Market Square, Chrisp Street, London E14 6AQ
Telephone 020 7364 6666
What do I do if I’m having something delivered or a contractor needs to visit me?
Phone Poplar HARCA on 0800 035 1991 during office hours or our Contractor on 01992 764520 and you will be given a number for your delivery driver or contractor to park on the estate for that day only.
Are there any exemptions?
Some vehicles can park or a very short time without a ticket being issued:
- Supermarket delivery vehicles
- Utility company vehicles e.g. gas, electricity, water
- A hearse
Freephone Poplar HARCA on 0800 035 1991 or email email@example.com