Cabinet review off-street car parking charges and parking permits

Released on 11 November 2019 Archived Press Release


On Monday 11 November, Stratford-on-Avon District Council's Cabinet considered a proposal to review off-street car parking charges and parking permits for over 65s.

The report set out proposals for The Cabinet, to increase parking charges and withdraw a concessionary parking permit for over 65s.

However during the meeting an amended recommendation was put forward:

  1. That the introduction of the proposed changes in parking charges as outlined in this report, be approved, subject to consultation being carried out as part of the statutory process of revising the Council's (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2013.

  2. That changes for Concessionary parking permits for the over 65's be reviewed as part of the proposal and subject to consultation being carried out as part of the statutory process of revising the Council's (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2013.

Cllr Ian Shenton, Operations Portfolio says: "The amended proposals before The Cabinet reflect the views, opinions and representations that have been received. So taking on board and listening to the comments, at this stage we will now not be considering the withdrawal of the concessionary parking permits for the over 65s. The permits will now be reviewed as part of the overall process."

The proposal to increase car park tariffs across all Stratford-upon-Avon car parks only is as follows:

  • £1.00 to £1.20 for under 1 hour's parking (NB: Bridgeway car park would still provide 1 hour's free parking)
  • £2.00 to £2.40 for 1-2 hours
  • £3.00 to £3.50 for over 2-3 hours
  • £4.00 to £5.00 for over 3-4 hours
  • £6.00 to £8.00 for over 4-9 hours

This proposal for the Council's Fees and Charges Schedule and the District Council's (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2013, will now be subject to a statutory process, consultation, (with Warwickshire County Council and the Police among others) and timeframe before amendments can be made.

The Council has eight chargeable car parks, seven in Stratford-upon-Avon and one in Shipston-on-Stour, but this proposal only refers to car parks in Stratford-upon-Avon:

  • Arden Street car park
  • Bridgeway car parks
  • Church Street car park
  • Leisure Centre car park
  • Swan's Nest Lane car park
  • Recreation Ground car park
  • Windsor Street car park
  • Telegraph Street car park (Shipston-on-Stour)

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575