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Parking problems and restrictions

Frome Town Council does not have authority to deal with illegal parking or enforcement. This is down to the Police, Mendip District Council and Somerset County 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 County 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 County 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

Mendip District 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 the Mendip District Council Pay & Display Car Parks page.

Mendip District 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 County Council.

Parking fines and Penalty charge notices

Any Penalty Charge Notice is the responsibility of the County Council.

The telephone number for any query about these is 0300 123 2224.

You can also email: parking@somerset.gov.uk

Or write to:

Somerset Parking Partnership
Somerset County Council
County Hall

22 October 2015
Last Updated
30 January 2021