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Facts About Parking in the Borough

We are keen to share important information relating to Parking Services and Engineering Services at Ashford Borough Council. This page will develop over time and offer information that helps to show both what we do and what we do with what we receive. This is in line with the requirements stated by the Department for Communities and Local Government in the Local Government Transparency Code 2015.

  1. Accounts 2015-16
  2. Number of Penalty Charge Notices issued yearly
  3. Number of on-street bays (Ashford, Tenterden and villages)
  4. Length of no waiting restrictions (yellow lines) (Ashford, Tenterden and villages)
  5. Number of bays off-street (Ashford and Tenterden)
  6. Annual parking report 2016

Ashford Borough Council's parking account Parking income and expenditure 2015-16

Ashford Borough Council's parking account
Parking income and expenditure 2015-16
Income Totals
Resident parking permits £21,326
On-street parking charges £147,489
Penalty Charge Notices £326,719
Visitor parking permits £14,790
Other income £2,434
Car park income and season tickets £1,794,200
Total income £2,360,958
Expenditure Totals
On-street parking £423,471
Off-street parking £957,132
Total expenditure £1,380,603
2015-16 Totals (income less expenditure) £926,355

Notes on parking account

Income from off-street charges goes into the council's 'general fund' and is not ring-fenced for transport-related schemes, as other parking income is (see point 2, below).

Under Section 55 of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 if a local authority realises a surplus on-street this can be allocated to cover costs detailed below (but not limited to):

  • Transport, highway or road improvements
  • Environmental improvements (includes a reduction of environmental pollution)
  • Provision of outdoor recreational facilities available to the general pubic without charge

Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued per year

Issued by Ashford Borough Council enforcement team (this is the number reported to Patrol).

Year Tickets issued Change
2011-12 12,097 -
2012-13 11,604 -4.07%
2013-14 9,692 -20.18%
2014-15 12,026 29.84%
2015-16 12,539 4.27%

On-street parking bays breakdown across the borough

Ashford Number
No. of controlled parking zones 5
No. of on-street parking bays (pay and display) 171
No. of limited period free bays 767
No. of shared residents' parking bays 765
No. of disabled persons' bays 59
No. of loading bays 3
Tenterden Number
No. of on-street parking bays (pay and display) 0
No. of limited period free bays 165
No. of residents' parking bays 0
No. of disabled persons' bays 8
No. of loading bays 0
Villages Number
No. of limited period free bays 33

Length of no waiting restrictions (yellow lines) (Ashford, Tenterden and villages)

Ashford
Item Length
Total length of double yellow lines 53km
Total length of single yellow lines 8.23km
Tenterden
Item Length
Total length of double yellow lines 2.58km
Total length of single yellow lines 3.07km
Villages
Item Length
Total length of double yellow lines 3km
Total length of single yellow lines 0.67km

Off-street parking bays breakdown across the borough

Ashford
Location No. of bays (Disabled bays)
Henwood car park TN24 8YF 61
Flour Mills car park (East Hill) TN24 8PA 79 (2)
Civic Centre and Stour Centre car park TN23 1PL 483 (29)
Dover Place car park TN23 1HU 180 (8)
Vicarage Lane car park TN23 1NJ 162 (22)
Station Road car park (behind Bowling Centre) TN23 1PP 108 (8)
Edinburgh Road car park (multi-storey) TN24 8LG 289 (24)
Tenterden
Location No. of bays (Disabled bays)
Recreation Ground Road car park TN30 6BW 271 (6)
Tenterden Leisure Centre car park TN30 6RA 146 (6)
Bridewell Lane car park TN30 6EY 127
Station Road car park TN30 6HN 43

For more information on parking generally, see parking.

Annual parking report 2016

Download Annual parking report 2016 [pdf] 20MB

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