Coronavirus updates for parking and streets

Information and advice on parking enforcement, parking permits and road maintenance

Parking enforcement

Full parking enforcement has now resumed.

Please note: our East Ham Customer Service Centre is currently unable to process any face-to-face parking applications due to Covid-19.

Apply or renew a resident permit 

If you have registered for and manage your permits on MiPermit Newham and you move house or change vehicle, you can manage any changes to your circumstances from your MiPermit account.

If you have MiPermit and are changing your address you will need to contact MiPermit on 0345 520 70007 to update your address detail on your account.

If you have a valid paper permit and you have changed your vehicle, you will need to email us at [email protected] with your details and a copy of your documents. Failure to do so may risk a penalty notice on your vehicle. 

Keyworker parking

Until further notice, free parking is available for some keyworkers in Newham.

NHS workers need to apply for their ‘grey’ keyworker parking pass through their place of work.

Keyworkers delivering essential food and pharmacy packages to residents on behalf of Newham based voluntary and community services can apply for a parking pass by emailing [email protected].

Your application must be sent 72 hours before parking is required and should include:

  • Confirmation of key worker status, provided on letter headed paper

And or,

  • Email from relevant voluntary sector group
  • Purpose of request, duties in Newham, location / establishment of work
  • VRM (Vehicle Registration Mark), Make and Model
  • Period of time parking is required. 

A keyworker parking pass allows you to park in Newham resident permit bay or shared use bay without charge. This does not permit dangerous parking, blocking dropped kerbs or parking on yellow lines or zig zags. Parking in this way could result in a penalty charge notice being issued.

Please note: Following the publication of the government’s roadmap for lifting COVID-19 restrictions and in line with the Guidance provided by London Councils, a decision has been taken to withdraw the emergency parking pass with effect from 21 June 2021. After this date the emergency parking pass will no longer be valid.

Please be aware you are responsible for checking this webpage for updates. The council reserves the right to make changes to the above concessions at any time and this page will be updated accordingly.  

Parking suspensions and pavement widening

Pavements have been widened at a number of locations to support social distancing, which have resulted in parking bay suspensions at some locations.

Information about parking bay suspensions, PayByPhone, disabled bays, dropped kerbs and all other permits is on our parking and other permits pages.