How long am I allowed to spend loading and unloading?
Loading and unloading must be a continuous operation and can be done for as long as it takes to load or unload a vehicle. If the loading and unloading is being monitored by the Civil Enforcement Officers, and they don't see you loading or unloading, you could be liable for a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
You should make sure you are not causing an obstruction to other road users and pedestrians whilst in the process of loading or unloading. If loading or unloading heavy items, you should park as near to the premises as possible.
What is seen as loading and unloading?
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.
What is not seen as loading or unloading?
Delivering or collecting items that could be carried is not seen as loading or unloading. Stopping for some quick shopping, or to go the cash machine, is not seen as loading or unloading either.
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.