Thursday, May 30, 2024

Enforcement action to stop lorries damaging Tilbury road surface

IN the first week following the introduction of new restrictions which prevent lorries from parking in the Fort Road and the Tilbury Riverside car park in Tilbury, enforcement officers have issued nine Penalty Charge Notices to drivers ignoring the rules.

Cllr Ben Maney, Cabinet member for Highways said: “Heavy Good vehicles were using this approach road and car park as an unofficial rest stop and as well as creating access issues were causing damage to the road and car park surface, which was not designed to take vehicles over 7.5 tonnes.

“We introduced new rules and are enforcing them to prevent this ongoing damage, which is ultimately something Thurrock Council taxpayers have to foot the bill for.

“There are several places where drivers can legitimately rest in and around Tilbury, so there is no need for anyone to use this road and car park. Enforcement action like that we have seen in the last week will make sure that the road and public car park are kept clear of lorries and does not suffer further damage.”

In the first six days of the introduction of the new rules preventing heavy goods vehicle waiting in Fort Road and the car park enforcement officers have carried out 13 patrols and issued nine Penalty Charge Notices to drivers who flouted the rules.

Additional patrols will continue to focus on this road and car park to ensure the no waiting prohibition is obeyed.

More information about the no waiting prohibition in Fort Road and the Tilbury Riverside car park can be found on the Thurrock Council website at:


  1. Can Cll Ben Maney tell HGV drivers where the legitimate places are to take a break or rest in and around Tilbury? Perhaps include this on the Thurrock Council website along with the restrictions.

  2. Tyipical nimby attitude…trucks are the lifes blood of the country…no parking around a port the size of tilbury disgrace full ..


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