Parking charges to be reintroduced from 1 September
Parking charges are to be reintroduced in all Elmbridge Borough Council car parks on 1 September, as lockdown measures continue to ease and an increasing number of people return to shopping in our towns and village centres.
Charges in all council-run car parks were suspended in March to support Elmbridge residents and key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Free parking has continued while local high streets have reopened, helping businesses to recover their client base. The car parks will continue to offer free parking over the summer, up until the end of August.
Councillor Stuart Selleck, Leader of Elmbridge Borough Council, said:
“Free car parking in council-run car parks has been one of a raft of measures we’ve brought in to help Elmbridge through the COVID-19 pandemic. While we cannot suspend charges indefinitely, we will continue to support local businesses to ensure Elmbridge has a thriving economy.
“As parking remains free in our car parks until the end of August, we encourage residents to take advantage and continue to shop local throughout the summer.”
From 1 September, you can pay online or by mobile phone with RingGo or use the pay and display machines.
Limited free parking will continue to operate in the following car parks on Saturdays – (see local signs for information).
- Ashley Road: Thames Ditton
- New Berry Lane: Hersham
- Southbank: Long Ditton
- Walton Road: East Molesey
- Walton centre car parks (Drewitts Court / Ashely Park / Manor Road).
For more information on car parking in Elmbridge, visit our parking pages.
Date published: 27 July 2020