Waiting restrictions

Waiting restrictions that are indicated by yellow lines apply to the pavement and verge as well as the road.

Where there is a single yellow line, you may stop to load or unload (unless there are also loading restrictions) or while passengers get in or out of your vehicle. The time that the restriction applies is shown on a nearby plate.

Double yellow lines mean no waiting at any time.

For other road markings, the times that the restrictions apply are shown on nearby plates or on entry signs to controlled parking zones. If no days are shown on the signs, the restrictions are in force every day, including Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Waiting restrictions are supported by a legal document called a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO).

Traffic Regulation Orders

Hertfordshire County Council makes most Traffic Regulation Orders. You can find more information about these on Herts County Council’s website

Below is a list of the Traffic Regulation Orders we have made since 2009 that are in force.

New Traffic Regulation Orders

We occasionally make Traffic Regulation Orders - these are advertised before they are enacted. Hertfordshire County Council makes most Traffic Regulation Orders - you can find more information about these on the Hertfordshire County Council website.

Documentation relating to Dacorum Borough Council Traffic Regulation Orders made within the previous six weeks will appear below:

Wolsey Road, Hemel Hempstead

Following a periodic review of The Borough of Dacorum (Hemel Hempstead) (Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting) (Consolidation) Order 2003, minor errors have been discovered within the schedules relating to Wolsey Road, Hemel Hempstead. It is therefore considered necessary to make the traffic order in order to correct those errors and to better reflect the way the restrictions in that order currently exist on street and to ensure that the order corresponds with existing signs and lines.

Extension of Controlled Parking Zone ‘S’ to include Wood Crescent, Fern Drive, and Bevan Close, Hemel Hempstead

This area was previously consulted in 2007 when the existing S-zone was introduced. At that time, there was insufficient support in this road for it to be included in the scheme. However, since then, there has been inappropriate displacement parking from that zone, resulting in residents being unable to find parking near their homes. 

 Controlled Parking Zone 'S' extension plan (PDF 294KB)

Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead

We are proposing to:

  • introduce new lengths of "at any time" waiting and loading restrictions.
  • provide a new disabled persons' parking place on the west side of Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead outside numbers 130 to 138 Marlowes, and to update the adjacent disabled persons' parking place outside numbers 140 to 148 Marlowes.
  • provide a new goods vehicles loading place, in which goods vehicles only may wait for the purpose of loading and unloading of goods at any time.
  • provide a new taxi rank outside numbers 89 to 97 Marlowes, in which Dacorum-only taxis may wait for the purpose of the pick-up and set down of passengers at any time.
  • remove an existing free short-stay parking place and reduce in length an existing free short-stay parking place outside the Carey Baptist Church.

Related documents

High Street, and Manor Street, Berkhamsted

We're proposing to implement waiting restrictions in order to improve road safety in Berkhamsted.

The proposals include removing a hatched area and replacing it with "no waiting and no loading" restrictions on part of the High Street, Berkhamsted, also introducing "no waiting and no loading" restrictions on Manor Street, Berkhamsted at the junction of the High Street.

Currently, inappropriate and obstructive parking is taking place at the above location. Vehicles have been reported parking on the hatched area, close to the junction, obscuring oncoming traffic.

It is intended that these proposals will resolve the issue by preventing vehicles parking in contravention of the recommendations of the Highway Code, ensuring visibility of vehicles and pedestrians is maintained, plus keeping the road clear so passage of vehicles is less restricted.

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