Car parks - how to pay

Our car parks are either:

  • pay and display, or
  • pay on return, using automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) and barriers

Parking permits are available in most of our car parks.

For charges see the relevant car park page or the signs in car parks.

Pay on return (using ANPR)

Camera controlled car parks utilise automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras to record vehicles entering and exiting the car park. Pay with coins or credit/debit card at the machines in the car park before you return to your vehicle.

Pay and display

Pay and display machines accept the following coins: 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2. Many also have a credit/debit card facility.

Pay for the amount of time you need to park, take your ticket and clearly display it in your vehicle. If you don't buy a ticket or you don't clearly display a valid ticket, we will be issue a parking ticket (Standard Charge Ticket or Penalty Charge Notice).

You can also pay by RingGo:

  • visit RingGo (external website)
  • use the free RingGo smartphone apps
  • phone 01753 202 000

 Additional charges may apply.



Broken machine

If there are no working machines in a pay and display car park and you can't use RingGo or other payment option, please let us know.

We'll investigate the problem and let you know what to do to avoid getting a parking fine.

Contact information

  • Web form:┬áParking enquiries
  • Telephone: 01494 421 417