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Ashford town parking: Ashford Borough Council

Ashford town parking

Pedestrian Zone

Ashford town centre is a pedestrian area. There is an order preventing the movement of traffic within the zone during certain times (see below for details of the barrier closure times).

The central pedestrian zone includes

  • Upper Bank Street
  • High Street
  • North Street
  • part of Park Street

N.B. There is also limited access to the New Rents (New Street) area (access to New Street via the entrance on Drum Lane) during the day, when the Pedestrian Zone is in effect.

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Bank Street barrier

There is a manned barrier on the entrance to the Pedestrian Zone in Bank Street (at the junction with Tufton Street). With very few exceptions, no traffic will be permitted to pass this point once the barrier has been closed.

Access is restricted by the barrier-

  • Between 10.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday
  • 8am to 6pm on Saturdays
  • Access to the zone is not restricted by the barrier on Sundays

Vehicle access permits to Pedestrian Zone

Special permits can be issued to vehicles that require regular access, for example residents and businesses. Due to the nature of the restriction here there are rules relating to what activities might allow us to grant an access permit. Please contact Parking Services in order to enquire about an access permit (write to us or email parkingcustomercare@ashford.gov.uk)

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Disabled access

Once the barrier has been closed to the Pedestrian Zone there is a prohibition of moving traffic, so access will not be granted to vehicles of  blue badge holders. There are a number of locations around the town centre where disabled bays are provided, when access past the barrier is prohibited (see map below). In addition, badge holders may park in all on-street Pay and Display bays, if they display a valid disabled badge in their vehicle.

For information on how one may use a disabled badge on-street in England, please refer to the guidance given by the Department for Transport. All badge holders should be aware of this guidance.

Learn more about the blue badge scheme

Map of disabled bays in Ashford Town Centre outside the Pedestrian Zone

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Pay and display parking (on-street)

Pay and Display parking can be found in on-street locations near the town centre, but please note that all of these are shared with local residents and their visitors.

During the day (8-6, Monday to Saturday) there is a maximum stay of one hour. Those wishing to park for longer would therefore be advised to use a car park.

Streets with on-street pay and display parking bays and charges

Apsley Street Church Road Drum Lane
East Street Elwick Road Norwood Street
Queen Street Regents Place West Street

Charges: (from 1 April 2017)
Between 30 minutes and 1 hour at £1.10 per hour payable in 5p (3 minutes) increments and up to 4 hours between 6pm and 10pm at a flat rate of £3.00.
i.e. during the day (8-6, Monday to Saturday) there is a maximum stay of one hour in on-street shared parking bays for non-permit holders (not including disabled badge holders, who should refer to Department for Transport guidance)

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Ashford car parks (Charges as of 1 April 2017)

N.B there is a maximum stay of 23 hours in all of our car parks.

P1 Henwood car park TN24 8YF

Spaces:

61 total

Opening hours:

24 hours on all days

Charging period:

7am to 6pm

NOTE

NO PARKING AVAILABLE FOR COACHES OR HGVs

 

Height restriction: 2.1 metres (7 feet).

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg.

Tariff for motor vehicles not exceeding (including any load) 3.5 tonnes:

Daily charge for Henwood car park is 90p per hour payable in 5p (3.33 minutes) increments.

Minimum payment is 55p (30 minutes).

Over 4 hours £3.60

Additional information:

Parking for coaches is available at the Civic Centre and Stour Centre car park TN23 1PL

You can apply for a season ticket for Henwood

Parking for goods vehicles may be available at-

Ashford Truck Stop
Waterbrook Avenue
Ashford
TN24 0LH

Visit the Ashford Truck Stop website

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P2 Flour Mills car park (East Hill) TN24 8PA

Spaces:

79 total with 2 disabled bays

Opening hours:

24 hours on all days

Charging period:

7am to 6pm. Free Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Tariff:

Daily charge for Flour Mills car park is £1.10p per hour payable in 5p (2.73 minutes) increments.

Minimum payment is 55p (30 minutes).

Over 4 hours £4.40

Additional information:

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg

Parking for coaches is available at the Civic Centre and Stour Centre car park TN23 1PL

You can apply for a season ticket for Flour Mills

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P3 Civic Centre and Stour Centre car park TN23 1PL

Spaces:

483 total with 29 disabled bays.

  • 2 Coach bays
  • 4 bays for Camper vans
  • 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Points
  • 2 Motorcycle parking areas (one undercover)
Opening hours:

5am to 11:15pm. N.B. There are two entrance gates at either end of the car park. RAILWAY STATION GATE will be closed at 9pm; TANNERY LANE GATE will be closed at 11:15pm.

N.B. THIS CAR PARK IS LOCKED OVERNIGHT

THIS CAR PARK IS LOCKED OVERNIGHT. There is a £55 release fee for vehicles locked in the car park that need to be released during the hours of closing (see tariff notice board for details).

Charging period:

7am to 6pm

Tariff:

Minimum payment is £1.50 for parking up to 2 hours.

Then a linear charge in 5p increments. The parking charge for periods between 2 hours and 4 hours is based on a charge of £1.10 per hour.

Over 4 hours- Mondays to Fridays(inclusive) £11.00
Over 4 hours- Saturdays and Sundays £5.00

COACHES - Minimum charge 1 hour £1.70. Then a linear charge in 5p increments up to 4 hours.

Over 4 hours £11.00

Additional information:

Speed humps/traffic control

Some areas are Permit Holders Only bay

Some bays limited to 2hrs parking

15 minute free drop off and pick up bays

Motor cycle bays where parking is free for motorcycles

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg in standard bays.

Coaches permitted in designated area.

Under building:

Height restriction: 2.1 metres (6.9ft)

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P4 Dover Place car park TN23 1HU

Spaces:

180 total with 8 disabled bays

(Construction work taking place in part of this location from August 2016. The numbers of spaces shown relate to the numbers of spaces remaining)

Opening hours:

24 hours on all days

Charging period:

7am to 6pm

Tariff:

Daily charge for Dover Place car park is £1.10p per hour payable in 5p (2.73 minutes) increments.

Minimum payment is 55p (30 minutes).

Over 4 hours £5.00

Additional information:

Height restriction 2.15 metres (7ft)

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg

Parking for coaches is available at the Civic Centre and Stour Centre car park TN23 1PL

You can apply for a season ticket for Dover Place

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P5 Station Road car park (behind Bowling Centre) TN23 1PP

Spaces:

108 total with 8 disabled bays

Opening hours:

24 hours on all days

Charging period:

7am to 6pm. Free after 3pm Sundays and free after 3pm on Bank Holidays.

Tariff:

Daily charge for Station Road (Ashford) car park is £1.10p per hour payable in 5p (2.73 minutes) increments.

Minimum payment is 55p (30 minutes).

Over 4 hours £5.00

Additional information:

Height restriction 2.15 metres (7ft)

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg
You can apply for a season ticket for Station Road

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P6 Vicarage Lane car park TN23 1NJ

Spaces:

162 total with 22 disabled bays. 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Points and motorcycle bays

Opening hours:

24 hours on all days

Charging period:

7am to 6pm

Tariff:

Daily charge for Vicarage Lane car park is £1.10p per hour payable in 5p (2.73 minutes) increments.

Minimum payment is 55p (30 minutes).

Over 4 hours £11.00

Additional information:

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg

Parking for coaches is available at the Civic Centre and Stour Centre car park TN23 1PL
Toilets are available

Motorcycle bays where parking is free for motorcycles

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P8 Edinburgh Road car park (multi-storey) TN24 8LG

Spaces:

289 total with 24 disabled bays

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday - between 6am and 8.30pm

Saturday and Sunday - between 6am and 7.30pm

Charging period:

7am to 6pm. Free after 3pm Monday to Saturday. Free all day Sundays and Bank Holidays.

N.B. THIS CAR PARK IS LOCKED OVERNIGHT

THIS CAR PARK IS LOCKED OVERNIGHT. There is a £55 release fee for vehicles locked in the car park that need to be released during the hours of closing (see above and tariff notice board for closure times).

Tariff:

Daily charge for  Edinburgh Road car park is £1.10p per hour payable in 5p (2.73 minutes) increments.

Minimum payment is 55p (30 minutes).

Over 4 hours £5.00

Additional information:

Height restriction 2.1 metres (6.9ft)

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg

Parking for Coaches is available at the Civic Centre and Stour Centre car park TN23 1PL
You can apply for a season ticket for Edinburgh Road

 

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