Holiday parking arrangements

If you are looking for a place to park over the festive period, please be aware of the parking restrictions / arrangements that apply on the dates below.

Date Parking restrictions On-street paid for parking bays All council operated car parks

Christmas Day - Wednesday 25 December 2019

Please park considerately Free Free
Boxing Day - Thursday 26 December 2019 Normal Wednesday restrictions apply Free Charges apply
New Year's Day - Wednesday 1 January 2020 Normal Tuesday restrictions apply Free Charges apply

Council operated car parks will be open throughout Christmas and the New Year as normal.  Parking will be free in all council operated car parks and on-street paid for parking bays on Christmas Day.

Please remember: Even on bank holidays, residential permit bays are designated only for the use of permit or visitors’ voucher holders during the times indicated on nearby signs.

Why not pay for parking using your mobile phone and a debit/credit card (charges apply).

Find out more and register with RingGo

Looking for weekend parking only steps away from the town centre?

Look no further – St Blaise car park at the rear of the Civic Centre in Rochester Avenue is an alternative to the busy multi-storey car parks off Kentish Way and very close to the town centre. The car park has capacity for 120 vehicles and there are 3 disabled bays. You can pay and display or once registered, use RingGo to pay by card.

There are several locations in the borough where the tariffs to park for several hours a day or all day are particularly good value for money. Find out more about value parking...