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About the North Essex Parking Partnership
Who are we?

The North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) is a council-run organisation which brings together all street-based parking services in North Essex. Our aim is to administer the parking rules to a fair, proportionate and consistent standard in order to provide a service in a reasonable and responsible way.

The service is a partnership between Essex County Council and six district/borough councils:

  • Braintree District Council
  • Colchester Borough Council - who are the lead authority for the partnership
  • Epping Forest District Council
  • Harlow Council
  • Tendring District Council
  • Uttlesford District Council

We are responsible for our Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO's); the civil enforcement process including challenges to and payments of, Penalty Charge Notices (PCN's) plus administration of the parking restrictions and the management and maintenance of residential permit schemes.

We also look after off-street parking for each authority with the exception of Tendring District Council and Epping Forest District Council from April 2017. This includes the issuing of car park season tickets where applicable and the maintenance and enforcement of local authority car parks.

Operational decisions made by us are verified by a Joint Parking Committee (JPC) made up of a Chairman, NEPP representative officers as well as a representative officer and Member from each of the partner authorities. This ensures that we are accountable to all authorities and allows each authority to look after the interests of their own district.