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Parking enforcement update

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we have eased parking restrictions for residents as they know how important it was for people to drop off essential items to friends and family.

There is 5 minutes free parking in resident and pay & display bays for all residents and visitors across the borough, so that they are able to look after their loved ones by dropping off food and medicine.

In addition, motorists using the pay and display, or paid bays and certain council car parks may park for 30 minutes free of charge provided they register their parking session. Details of how to do this are displayed on the tariff boards at applicable locations.

Key worker permits

Since the start of the pandemic we have also provided over 2,500 free Key Worker Parking Permits to NHS staff, frontline workers, and volunteers to allow them to continue the incredible work to keep everyone safe and stop the spread of the virus. Free Key Worker Permits for NHS staff, frontline workers and volunteers will be valid until 31 March 2021, after which the scheme ceases permanently.

We will therefore not be accepting new applications for free Key Worker Permits from 16 March 2021. Alternative chargeable Key Worker Permits ( for Critical Care Workers & Voluntary Organisations ) and chargeable Care Agencies Permits (for the NHS and Commercial Care Agencies) will be available from 1 April 2021. Please see our permit prices for the new tariffs:

The following car parks / parking facilities have been suspended from 25 January until 31 July 2021:

  • Bobby Moore Way
  • Bobby Moore Way Car Park
  • Clock House Avenue
  • Broadway 

to be used as COVID-19 vaccination centres and to facilitate the vaccination process.