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Where you can park

There are several types of parking spaces where you can park your vehicle in the borough. Parking availability varies on the location and other factors such as the type of permit or badge you have. Find out locations of our car parks, disabled parking facilities, pay and display parking spaces and information about traffic and parking schemes.

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Paying with RingGo

You can pay for parking using your mobile phone in council car parks and some on-street parking bays. The service, provided by RingGo, allows you to pay for parking with your debit or credit card.

Pay by phone

If you are using the RingGo service for the first time, you need to register by calling RingGo on 020 3046 0010 or by registering online.

Register to use RingGo

RingGo app

Download the RingGo smartphone app to manage your parking.

Download the RingGo app

Benefits of RingGo phone payment

There are some good reasons to use RingGo when you park:

  • No need to carry coins around with you
  • No queuing at the ticket machine
  • Simple to use - just call RingGo with the location code from the tariff board where you are parking
  • You can extend your parking period from wherever you are, so there is no need to rush back to your vehicle to buy another ticket

Fees

Parking will be charged at the usual rate for the place where you park using RingGo. There is no additional fee to pay by phone.

Your calls to pay for your parking are charged at your phone tariff’s normal landline rate, and texts are also at the standard rate. Any free minutes or texts you have available may be used.

There is an optional parking session confirmation text message as well as reminder texts (alerting you when your session is about to run out), which cost 10p per message.

More information about RingGo

Find out more at the RingGo help centre.

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Types of parking spaces

There are several types of parking spaces where you can park your vehicle in the borough. These spaces vary depending on the area and other factors such as the type of permit or badge you have.

Permit bays

We have a number of Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs), where you require and use an appropriate parking permit in order to park there.

On-street pay and display (or pay by phone)

There are a number of locations around Barking and Dagenham where you can pay to park in an on-street bay, either at a ticket machine or by phone.

You may park free of charge in these bays outside the chargeable hours. 

Parking payments are now cashless

All of our parking machines only accept credit, debit and contactless payments. Parking machines do not accept cash payment. This is in addition to RingGo (pay by phone).

This affects parking at these locations:

  • The Mall multi-storey car park (Heathway)
  • Faircross Parade
  • London Road multi-storey car park
  • Fiddlers shopping parade
  • Roycraft House car park (staff parking only)

Council car parks

We operate 2 multi-storey car parks in Barking and Dagenham, as well as a number of surface car parks.

Disabled Blue Badge holder bays

We have a number of parking bays reserved for use by disabled drivers who are Blue Badge holders only. Also, Blue Badge holders are able to park (without restriction) in resident permit bays.

Free parking bays

There are some limited stay, free parking bays in the borough.

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There are a number of council-operated car parks in Barking and Dagenham. Tariff information and times are listed below.

Customers are able to pay for parking at all our car parks via RingGo. Payments must be made by debit, credit or contactless payment card.

You can either pay by phone or via the RingGo app on your smartphone. You can call RingGo on 020 3046 0010.

Axe Street Service Road car park (map)

(RingGo Code 7540)

Up to 30 minutes - Free
Up to 1 hour - £1.50
Up to 2 hours - £4.50
Up to 4 hours - £10.50

Barking Park Western car park (map)

(RingGo Code 27031)

Up to 1 hour - Free
Up to 2 hours - £1.20
Up to 4 hours - £2.40

Becontree Avenue car park (map)

(RingGo Code 7021)

Up to 30 minutes - Free
Up to 1 hour - 75p
Up to 2 hours - £1.50
Up to 4 hours - £2.25

Bobby Moore Way car park (map)

(RingGo Code 7006)

Up to 30 minutes - Free
Up to 1 hour - £1.50
Up to 2 hours - £4.50
Up to 4 hours - £10.50

Heathway multi-storey car park (map)

(RingGo Code 7014)

Up to 1 hour - 75p
Up to 2 hours - £1.50
Up to 4 hours - £4.50
Up to 6 hours - £6.00
Up to 8 hours - £8.25
Up to 12 hours - £13.50

Linton Road car park (map)

(RingGo Code 7013)

Up to 30 minutes - Free
Up to 1 hour - £1.50
Up to 2 hours - £4.50
Up to 4 hours - £10.50

London Road multi-storey car park (map)

From Monday 24 September, work will start on the refurbishment of London Road car park for a period of seven weeks which will result in minor delays and the closure of one or two floors at any one time.

(RingGo Code 7005)

Up to 1 hour - £1.50
Up to 2 hours - £3.00
Up to 4 hours - £5.25
Up to 6 hours - £8.25
Up to 8 hours - £13.50
Up to 12 hours - £24.00
8pm to 8am (overnight only) - £8.25

A season ticket is available for this car park. Also, you should note that there is a height restriction of 2.05m (6ft 9in) in this car park.

Riverside Area car park (map)

(RingGo Code 27032)

Up to 30 minutes - Free
Up to 1 hour - 75p
Up to 2 hours - £1.50
Up to 13 hours - £2.25

Wantz Road car park (map)

(RingGo Code 7020)

Up to 30 minutes - Free
Up to 1 hour - 75p
Up to 2 hours - £1.50
Up to 4 hours - £2.25

Blue Badge holders

Blue Badge holders are entitled to 4 hours free parking in a designated disabled bay.

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Our pay for parking locations

Motorists are entitled to an initial 30 minutes' parking without charge when parked at any of the on-street pay and display (pay by phone) locations, after which payment must be made as appropriate.

The free 30 minutes session must be booked through RingGo (app or telephone) and can only be used in one location per day.

Maximum 4 hours stay, no return within 2 hours.

Tariff information

If a pay-and-display machine is not available, you must either pay by phone or via the RingGo app on your smartphone. You can call RingGo on 020 3046 0010.

If you leave your vehicle in the bay without payment, you may be liable to receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

Zone nameRingGo code numberUp to 30 minutesUp to 1 hourUp to 2 hoursUp to 4 hours
Abbey Road7018Free£1.50£4.50£10.50
Barnmead Road27041Free75p£1.50£3

Becontree Avenue, Fiddlers shopping area

27026Free£1.50£4.50£10.50
Beverly Road (opposite 144 - 106)27038Free75p£1.50£3

Broad Street

27027

Free75p£1.50£3
Cartwright Road27054Free75p£1.50£3
Chaplin Road27053Free75p£1.50£3

Clockhouse Avenue (next to Town Hall)

7016

Free£1.50£4.50£10.50
Dagenham Avenue27047Free75p£1.50£3

Faircross Parade

7015

Free75p£1.50£3
Gale Street (o/s Jo Richardson School)27046Free75p£1.50£3

George Street

7018

Free£1.50£4.50£10.50
Goresbrook Road (o/s John's Church & Comm Centre)27044Free75p£1.50£3
Goresbrook Road27045Free75p£1.50£3

Green Lane area

27029

Free75p£1.50£3
Halbutt Street (outside 69)27040Free75p£1.50£3
Halbutt Street (outside 147, outside 145)27039Free75p£1.50£3

Harrow Road

7017

Free£1.50£4.50£10.50
Hatfield Road27055Free75p£1.50£3

High Road, Chadwell Heath

27028

Free£1.50£4.50£10.50

London Road, Barking

7018

Free£1.50£4.50£10.50

Longbridge Road/outside Barking Park entrance

27034

Free£1.50£4.50£10.50
Osborne Square27056Free75p£1.50£3
Oxlow Lane  o/s Catholic Church of the Holy Family27043Free75p£1.50£3

Park Avenue, Barking

27023

Free£1.50£4.50£10.50
Parsloes Avenue (opposite 260 - 242, opposite 10)27042Free75p£1.50£3

Rippleside Industrial Estate

7025

Free75p£1.50£3

Rippleside Cemetery area

7488

Free£1.50£4.50£10.50

Ripple Road (town centre)

7016

Free£1.50£4.50£10.50

Ripple Road (by Westbury Arms)

7487

Free£1.50£4.50£10.50

Royal Parade (Church Elm Lane)

27036

Free75p£1.50£3

St Paul’s Road

7018

Free£1.50£4.50£10.50
Urswick Road27052Free75p£1.50£3
Vincent Road27051Free75p£1.50£3

Wakering Road

7489

Free£1.50£4.50£10.50

 

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ID349 - Proposal to extend Controlled Parking Zones

In July 2019 we carried out consultation with residents and businesses about extending the existing Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) Area S5 - CH, Area E - TV, Area F - HW, Area G - E and Area H - BEC.

Area S5 - Extension to CPZ ‘CH’

Area E – Implementation of CPZ ‘TH’

Useful information

Criteria we used when making a decision (PDF, 194 KB)

Information about the permits and current costs

Some common questions and answers about Controlled Parking Zones (PDF, 214 KB)

Areas F to H

We are still in the process of analysing all feedback received following consultation regarding these areas. We will write to residents previously consulted with an outcome shortly. 

Area F - HW CPZ

Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 5.30pm (Alibon Ward).

Proposed scheme plan - Area F (PDF, 1.5 MB)

List of roads - Area F (PDF, 69 KB)

Area G - E CPZ

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm (Longbridge Ward).

Proposed scheme plan - Area G (PDF, 98 KB)

List of roads - Area G (PDF, 1 MB) 

Area H - BEC CPZ

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm (Mayesbrook Ward).

Proposed scheme plan - Area H (PDF, 1.1 MB) 

List of roads - Area H (PDF, 66 KB) 

30 minutes free parking

Local businesses and shoppers can benefit from plans to introduce 30 minutes free on-street parking in shopping parades. Our parking strategy aims to make parking fairer and safer for motorists, pedestrians and businesses across Barking and Dagenham. It aims to reduce congestion while helping to make a greener, healthier borough.

The strategy includes cheaper parking permits for electric or hybrid cars, parking permits for carers, more cycling bays and routes and tougher enforcement on parking around schools.

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High street improvements

We're delivering a £1.4m programme of public realm and high street improvements across East Street, as part of an ambitious plan for Barking Town Centre.

We have introduced new paving, trees and street furniture around the former magistrates' court in order to improve the quality and appearance of both East Street and Barking Market. Our aim is to help support local businesses, attract inward investment and improve perceptions of the area.

Next steps

Between October 2017 and Spring 2018 we have been improving the overall appearance of the market and accessibility to shops by:

  • replacing existing lighting columns with a high quality ‘catenary’ scheme consisting of lights suspended between buildings across the high street
  • installing smart, secure refuse and recycling stores
  • designing and installing gateway signs at both entrances to East Street
  • redesigning the layout of Barking Market by locating stalls back to back down the centre of the high street

Later phases

In the autumn of 2018 we expect to start work to:

  • restore and renovate the external appearance of 25 shopfronts and second-floor facades, including a number of prominent locally-listed Edwardian and Victorian buildings
  • give a 'facelift' to the entrance walkway to Barking’s stunning St Margaret’s and Abbey Ruins, which dates back to before Norman times

This will further improve the look of the area, and encourage visitors to the historic Barking Abbey sites through East Street.

Barking Town Centre Strategy

Barking Town Centre Strategy (PDF, 1.72 MB)