Loading/unloading must be a continuous operation and can be done for as long as it takes to load/unload the vehicle. However if the operation is being monitored by the Civil Enforcement Officers and there is no loading/unloading activity observed you could be liable for a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). You should be mindful of not causing an obstruction to other road users and pedestrians whilst in the process of loading/unloading. If the loading/unloading is of heavy items this should be carried out as near to the premises as possible.
In general, loading and unloading is considered to be when a vehicle stops briefly to load and unload bulky or heavy goods that could not reasonably be carried to the same location. Delivering or collecting items that could be carried does not constitute loading, nor does stopping for some quick shopping, for example, going for a paper or to the cash machine.
Loading on Farmers Market Day
Penrith Farmers Market is held on the third Tuesday of each month in Market Place and loading and unloading is not permitted during the market hours.
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