Parking restrictions are to be enforced again across Slough as shopping returns to normal.

The council is taking a two staged approach.

From Monday motorists parking illegally will be issued with a warning notice before full penalty notices start being issued a week later from Monday, June 29.

Due to the number of people working from home and less traffic on the roads the decision was taken in March to relax the enforcement of parking restrictions across the borough.

As the lockdown has been relaxed the decision has been taken for parking enforcement to return.

Full enforcement with no warning will resume this Monday for motorists parked in residents’ bays, loading bays, on double yellow lines, in pay and display bays without a valid ticket, in disabled bays without a blue badge, on single yellow lines and on keep clear markings.

Penalty Charge notices will be issued from this Monday also for vehicles parked in bus stops and on school keep clear markings. There will be no warning period.

Bus lanes enforcement will also begin from then with no warning notices.

All council car parks are also open with standard fees and payment machines being cleaned multiple times a day.

Fines can be paid via the online service at the council’s website

Councillor Rob Anderson, lead member for sustainable transport and environmental services, said: “The relaxation of parking enforcement was implemented in March to make it easier for residents who were furloughed or working from home.

“However, enforcement action needs to return to make our roads safer and for those who need disabled bays to be able to come back to the High Street to shop.”