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Car parks, parking problems and restrictions

"no parking any time" sign

Frome Town Council does not have authority to deal with illegal parking or enforcement. This is down to the Police and Somerset Council who work with an enforcement contractor.

There are a variety of parking restrictions, including:

  • bus stops
  • no loading areas
  • on-street pay & display bays
  • resident only bays
  • school “keep clear” zones
  • taxi bays
  • time-limited waiting bays or loading bays
  • yellow lines
  • on-street pay & display bays

Visit the Somerset Council website to find out how to report a badly parked vehicle.

Where there is a restriction in place there are usually signs to indicate what this is – except (more often than not) double yellow lines – as this is a no parking zone.

If you are not sure about what restrictions are on your road then you can look them on The Highway Code website which lists many types of parking restrictions that apply in the UK.

Changes to parking restrictions on your road

Requests for changes to parking restrictions are no longer dealt with individually, but form part of wider town parking reviews. Somerset Council are developing a parking review programme and will hold individual requests on file to be considered as part of the wider town review.

Car Parks

Somerset Council operates most of the car parks throughout Frome. You can find a list of these along with the charges associated with their use on their Pay & Display Car Parks page.

Somerset Council is not responsible for Aster Ltd car parks or privately owned car parks.

Enforcement of parking regulations (on and off street) is the responsibility of Somerset Council.

Parking fines and Penalty charge notices

Any Penalty Charge Notice is the responsibility of Somerset Council.

Find out more, including how to pay or challenge a penalty charge notice.

22 October 2015
Last Updated
14 April 2023