The Parking Partnership is a council-run organisation which brings together all street-based parking services in Essex. The 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 twelve district/borough councils and is run in two areas; the North Partnership is led by Colchester Council and the South Partnership is led by Chelmsford Council.
Each Partnership is responsible for its area's on-street Civil Enforcement Officers ("traffic wardens"); the and enforcement process together with challenges to, and payments of, parking penalties ("parking fines") plus administration of the parking restrictions ("yellow lines") and the management and maintenance of the scheme.
Full detail of each area's standards and services is shown below.
The North Essex Parking Partnership deals with all correspondence and payments for Braintree, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Tendring and Uttlesford with the prefixes:
BX, CH, EG, EK, EP, EO, ER, EY, EZ
HL, ID, IE, IF, IG, II, IH & UF
The South Essex Parking Partnership deals with all correspondence and payments for Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Maldon and Rochford with the prefixes:
BI, BW, CP, CF, ML, RF & XP