Double Yellow Lines in Markyate.

We have received complaints regarding double yellow lines in the village.  Any obstruction can be dangerous, especially where emergency vehicles may need access.

When parking on single yellow lines read the sign plate during prescribed hours indicating the times that waiting is prohibited. In Controlled Parking Zones no sign will be present and the restriction will be effective during the same controlled hours of the zone.

These times are shown on the zone entry signs.  Double yellow lines do not require a time plate and prohibit waiting at all times.  you may only wait on these lines if you are carrying out loading/unloading or allowing passengers to board or alight.  Blue badge holders may wait on yellow lines for up to 3 hours but must ensure that their clock is correctly set and prominently displayed.

It is not uncommon for restrictions to change or for times to differ on opposite sides of the road so read all signs present carefully.

Would YOU like to make a big difference in our local community?

The only elected group who are there just for Markyate are Markyate Parish Council.

Markyate Parish Council does not ‘do’ politics. We are there to get the best that we can for the village.

We are consulted by Dacorum Borough Council and Herts County Council – most significantly on planning applications.

We employ the Village Warden who undertakes maintenance and general upkeep of the Village facilities.

We manage the Village Halls, with concessionary rates for Markyate residents and at NO COST to the tax payers.

We pay for the refuse lorry to come three times a year to the Village to collect bulky waste.

We own Peggy’s Field Recreation Ground and have provided all the facilities in it. We have regular safety checks and action any safety advice.

We will own and manage the new cemetery.

We employ staff to administer our work and maintain the Village Halls. They also manage the web site and deal with phone calls and emails from the local community.

Each Parish Councillor has selected areas of interest – Luton airport, transport, education/schools, planning, elderly people, and so on…

The Parish Council needs new younger people with new ideas – could this be you?

There are two vacancies for Parish Councillors – Markyate needs YOU!

Contact the Parish Office for more information on 01582 842785 or email

Please Keep Your Dogs Under Control

Please keep your dog(s) under control when walking them in and around our village, especially in Peggy’s Field and around the Village Halls where  young children walk and play.

Some children and adults are easily scared by friendly, boisterous dogs.

Thank you.