Parking Charges Lifted!
Published: 27 March 2020
Buckinghamshire Councils lift all parking
charges and restrictions to support communities during Coronavirus outbreak
All council car park charges
and on-street parking restrictions have been lifted today across
The five existing councils have taken the unprecedented step to help support communities,
key workers and volunteers during the Coronavirus outbreak.
The changes will mean all council car parks across the county will be
completely free to use and all parking restrictions lifted. This includes
parking on yellow lines, limited waiting areas and in pay and display
bays. Residents permits will also be extended by a month.
Restrictions on disabled parking will however remain in force.
Parking officers will continue patrolling the main routes, car parks, and
residential areas to help deal with any obstructions to support emergency
services, key workers, essential food deliveries and residents.
If any vehicle does cause an obstruction, officers will
attempt to locate the owner via the permits database so that the vehicle can be
moved to a safer place. If owners can't be located, vehicles will be towed
to the nearest safe position. This will only be used as a last resort and
will be to relocate vehicles, not remove them completely.
Leader of Buckinghamshire's Shadow Executive, Martin Tett said the new
measures were sensible and appropriate given the circumstances. "With
most people working from home, parking is at a premium, so this gives everyone
more flexibility and should help keep routes clear. If you live near to a
council car park, please feel free to use it if it's suitable.
"It should also make it easier for those key workers and volunteers
who need to get around to help those most vulnerable in our communities."
Martin added: "My only plea to motorists is to park sensibly and safely
for the benefit of everyone and maintain social distancing. If we all pull
together and use our common-sense, we can make a huge difference for those
needing to get around in these testing and difficult times."
These changes will be regularly reviewed and may be amended in line
with further government guidance.
Some car parks are closed overnight, so please check the following links for
further details. Specific questions or queries can be sent to the relevant area
South Bucks Area
For information regarding on street parking, please contact email@example.com
For assistance and the latest advice on coronavirus, please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus