Free Parking

Free Parking

Information on the Free Parking offer throughout Council-owned car parks.


  • Car parking charges resumed on Monday 6th July 2020.
  • Our parking officers are on duty patrolling the car parks for your safety and security.
  • Please remember to keep a safe distance from others whilst in the car park.
  • Please be advised that all parking restrictions apply (see tariff board for details) and always park responsibly.
  • The council has introduced an electronic virtual payment system to reduce the need to use the Pay & Display machines to minimise risk so please consider downloading the app & registering - you can even use it for the one free hour per car park per day! (where applicable)  For more details please visit PayByPhone (Opens in a New Window)

Free Parking is available in all of the Council’s Car Parks for up to an hour except Station Road and Technology Drive in Beeston.

In order to make use of this free hour, make sure to get a voucher from the Pay & Display Machine and clearly display it in your vehicle or a virtual voucher using the PayByPhone app. Only 1 free voucher per day per vehicle per car park is allowed.

Blue Badge holders can have up to 3 hours free parking - normal charges apply thereafter in Pay & Display car parks. Please ensure both the blue badge and time clock set to the time of arrival are clearly displayed in the vehicle.

Extra Free Parking

Monday to Friday

There are no parking charges after 4pm on Monday to Friday until 8am the next morning in all Council car parks (except Station Road and Technology Drive).


There are no parking charges after 12pm on Saturdays until 8am on Monday in all Council car parks (except Station Road and Technology Drive).


Parking is free all day on Sundays in all Council Car Parks (except Station Road and Technology Drive).

The Parking Enforcement Team will still patrol all the car parks from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and all other restrictions still apply during this period including the 3-hour maximum stay policy in short stay car parks.

Parking, CCTV & Security Services
tel: 0115 917 3620