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Parking Information

We operate pay and display car parks at various locations throughout the District. Anyone using our parking facilities must park in accordance with the current Parking Order.

General Information

Please check the Regulations Boards within each car park for the most up to date information on charging periods, the cost of parking and regulations in force, or for detailed parking information and restrictions please read our current Parking Order 2014 (PDF) [5MB] (opens new window) , Amendment 1 Order 2015 (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window) , Parking Order - Amendment 2 (PDF) [2MB] (opens new window)  and Final Variation Notice - June 2017 (PDF) [223KB] .

We operate two types of pay and display car park - Amenity Car Parks and Foreshore Car Parks. The main difference is their location, amenity being situated within a town/village and foreshore being situated along the coast. All car parks are open 24 hours, and chargeable seven days a week from 8am to 6pm.  All fees and charges are inclusive of VAT where applicable.

Motorcycles and motor tricycles are permitted to park for free.  Please park in a motorcycle bay where provided.  If no motorcycle bay is available, please use a standard parking bay.

Oversized vehicles - Are welcomed in our car parks, where space permits.  Please ensure that you purchase a machine ticket for each full or part space occupied.

Overnight occupation of vehicles is not permitted.

Blue Badge Holder Parking - Normal charges and expiry times apply to all blue badge holders parking in a standard pay & display bay.  When parking in a designated disabled bay you must purchase a pay & display machine ticket which will permit you to park for double the length of time that you have purchased.  The period of free parking will be extended from the expiry time displayed on your ticket.  This may only be used on the day of purchase and not extended to the following day.  A valid blue badge and machine ticket must be displayed at all times.

For general enquiries, to report a machine fault or further advice please call 01507 613559.

Annual Parking Report

The council's  Annual Parking Report 2022-2023 (PDF) [113KB] provides an overview of the car parking and enforcement services during the financial year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. Under the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA) we are required to publish our annual parking accounts at the end of the financial year.

This annual report provides financial and statistical information on parking income and expenditure and Penalty Charge Notices (PCN's).

Why are we publishing this information?

Publication of this information is in accordance with the Department for Transport's "Operational Guidance to Local Authorities: Parking Policy and Enforcement" under the Traffic Management Act 2004.

Greater transparency is essential to ensure that the public can see how local authorities are spending funds from both parking charges and enforcement activity. Annual reports are a key part of this.

Previous Reports

Annual Parking Report 2020 - 2021 (PDF) [112KB]

Annual Parking Report 2019 - 2020 (PDF) [303KB]

Annual Parking Report 2018 - 2019 (PDF) [76KB]

Annual Parking Report 2017 - 2018 (PDF) [75KB]

Annual Parking Report 2016-2017 (PDF) [75KB]

Annual Parking Report 2015 - 2016 (PDF) [53KB] (opens new window)

Annual Parking Report 2014-2015 (PDF) [45KB] (opens new window)