Request for information from the Force regarding HGV parking bans

Reference: 20027

Date Added: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is not held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find response below.


I am "leading" a battle against Kent County Council over their decision to implement an HGV parking ban throughout part of the County. I have been questioning this TRO through emails with them as well as Dft. This is supposed to help with the movement of vehicles to Dover or the Channel Tunnel. Many lay-bys have become no parking areas for more than 45 minutes. The required minimum break for drivers after 4.5 hours driving. The same with Industrial Estates and this is all causing many problems for drivers and their hours. How overnight parking in these locations hinders the movement to and from the ports is beyond me. Now the company contracted by KCC to enforce this by clamping and fining is xxxxxxx/xxxxx no less.

Now I had heard that your Police vehicles allegedly had some run ins with xxxxx involving clamping. I would like to know if there is any truth in this and details if so. I have seen that xxxxxxxxx has, through xxxxxx run into problems with enforcing parking in London and have also been on the BBC Watchdog programme. This makes my spidey senses tingle as to how they got the contract with KCC and if "due diligence " had been carried out!

Also, did Gwent Police have to make an apology to a xxxxxxxxxx re an unauthorized visit to him from Kent Police. Certain things he has mentioned have again sent the spidey senses tingling. Such as the Secretary of State for Transport asking him about a certain M4 relief road in Newport and the location of new truck-stops in Kent!! Yes, you have read that right.

No information held

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (OPCC) and Gwent Police are two separate organisations.   Therefore, the OPCC are not responsible for and do not hold operational policing information such as incident report logs, this is the responsibility of the Chief Constable of Gwent Police.  You may wish to contact Gwent Police directly to determine if they have the information requested via the following link   Request information about the police | Gwent Police or visit their website.

The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the general public and will be published on the OPCC website.

I hope this information is satisfactory to your request however, should you feel dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your request was handled, information on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent FOI Appeals Procedure can be found on our website: