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Car Parks in Ashford

Important announcement

Victoria Road Car Park been set aside as a COVID-19 testing station. It is unavailable for general use at this time until further notice.

Coronavirus Service Update

As at 1 July 2020 all residents are to return to normal parking practices, as the provision of free parking for permit holders and non critical key workers stopped on 30 June 2020 as per government guidelines.

Critical key workers, as defined below, are able to continue parking for free in our car park and on-street parking bays. Charges are still in force in all council car parks.

Key workers include the following:

  • NHS staff;
  • Health and social care workers;
  • NHS Covid-19 volunteers.

We await confirmation from the government on when the critical care worker key worker scheme and pass will expire.

Key workers should display supporting evidence in their windscreen, such as photocopies of their work pass (with sensitive information removed), or a letter or evidence from their employer.

Our enforcement team have been instructed to issue a PCN if in doubt, as a few people are generally abusing these concessions. The appeals team will then seek evidence accordingly.

All car park are open, except for Victoria Road, which is being used as a Covid-19 testing centre.

  1. Map of Ashford Car Parks and information

  2. Parking with a blue badge

  3. Cashless Parking (RingGo)

  4. Paying by card

  5. On-street parking in Ashford

  6. Pedestrian Zone in Ashford Town Centre

  7. Private Car Parks

Ashford Car Park Locations

Legend

NB: There is a max. stay of 23 hours in all car parks

except for Elwick Place (P9)

P1 Henwood Car Park TN24 8YF

Henwood Car Park Information
Spaces 61 total
Opening Hours 24 hours on all days
Charging Period 7am to 6pm
Tariff Hourly rate- £1.00, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment- 45p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours- £4.00

Ticket machines here do not accept cards- you can pay by cash or use the cashless service, Ringgo

Cashless Parking Ringgo Location Code: 26655
Additional Information

NO PARKING AVAILABLE FOR COACHES OR HGVs

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

Height restriction: 2.1 metres (7 feet)

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg

Parking for goods vehicles may be available at:

Ashford Truck Stop
Waterbrook Avenue
Ashford
TN24 0LH

Visit the Ashford Truck Stop website

Season Tickets You can apply for a Henwood season ticketN.B Town centre season tickets are also valid here

P2 Flour Mills Car Park (East Hill) TN24 8PA

Flour Mills Car Park Information
Spaces 79 total including 2 disabled bays
Opening Hours 24 hours on all days
Charging Period 7am to 6pm
Free on Sundays
Tariff

Hourly rate- £1.20, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment- 60p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours- £4.80

Ticket machines here do not accept cards- you can pay by cash or use the cashless service, Ringgo

Cashless Parking Ringgo Location Code: 26653
Additional Information

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg

NO PARKING AVAILABLE FOR COACHES OR HGVs

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

Season Tickets You can apply for a Flour Mills season ticket. N.B. Town centre season tickets are also valid here

P3 Civic Centre and Stour Centre Car Park (short stay) TN23 1PL

Civic Centre and Stour Centre Car Park Information
Spaces 483 total including 29 disabled bays
  • 2 Coach bays
  • 4 bays for Camper vans
  • 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Points
  • 2 Motorcycle parking areas (one undercover)
Opening Hours 05:00am to 11:15pm

WARNING- PART OF THIS CAR PARK IS LOCKED OVERNIGHT

There is a £55 release fee for vehicles locked in the car park

There are two entrance gates that are closed every night:

  • STATION SIDE GATE will be closed at 9pm- this gate is located close to Sk8side
  • TANNERY LANE SIDE GATE will be closed at 11.15pm

Note: The section between the Station Road entrance and the Sk8side gate is not subject to closure.

Charging Period 7am to 6pm
Tariff

CARS

Hourly rate- £1.20, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment- 60p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours - Mondays to Fridays (inclusive) £12.00
Over 4 hours - Saturdays and Sundays £5.50

COACHES

Minimum payment- £1.85 (1 hour), then a linear charge in 5p increments up to 4 hours

Over 4 hours £12.00

Ticket machines here do accept cards- you can pay by cash, cards or use the cashless service, Ringgo

CAMPERVANS/MOTORHOMES

There are four large bays designated in this car park which can accommodate campervans and motorhomes. Parking charges apply.

N.B. These bays are for parking only. Users are not permitted to camp in the car park or rest overnight in the vehicle.

Cashless Parking Ringgo Location Code: 26650 (cars & coaches)
Additional Information

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg in standard bays

Coaches permitted in designated area

Height restriction: Under building 2.1 metres (6.9ft)

Motorcycles- free parking in designated motorcycle bays (follow signs)

Other-

  • Speed humps/traffic controls
  • Some areas are signed for Permit Holders Only/designated vehicles
  • Some signed bays are limited to 2hrs parking
  • Signed 15 minute free drop off and pick up bays

P4 Dover Place Car Park TN23 1HU

Dover Place Car Park Information
Spaces 180 total including 9 disabled bays
Opening Hours 24 hours on all days
Charging Period 7am to 6pm
Tariff

Hourly rate- £1.20, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment- 60p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours- £5.50

Ticket machines here do accept cards- you can pay by cash, cards or use the cashless service, Ringgo

Cashless Parking Ringgo Location Code: 26654
Additional Information

Height restriction: 2.15 metres (7ft)

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg

NO PARKING AVAILABLE FOR COACHES OR HGVs

Coaches: Parking is available at the Civic Centre and Stour Centre car park TN23 1PL

Motorcycles- free parking in designated motorcycle bay

Season Tickets Town Centre Season tickets can be used here. Apply for a town centre season ticket.

P5 Station Road Car Park TN23 1PP

Station Road Car Park Information
Spaces 120 total including 10 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

Hourly rate- £1.20, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment- 60p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours- £5.50

Ticket machines here do accept cards- you can pay by cash, cards or use the cashless service, Ringgo

Cashless Parking Ringgo Location Code: 26656
Additional Information

Height restriction: 2.15 metres (7ft)

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg

NO PARKING AVAILABLE FOR COACHES OR HGVs

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

Season Tickets Town Centre Season tickets can be used here. Apply for a town centre season ticket.

P6 Vicarage Lane Car Park (short stay) TN23 1NJ

Vicarage Lane Car Park Information
Spaces

185 total including 22 disabled bays

  • 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Points
  • Motorcycle bays
Opening Hours 24 hours on all days
Charging Period 7am to 6pm
Tariff

Hourly rate- £1.20, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment- 60p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours- £12.00

Ticket machines here do accept cards- you can pay by cash, cards (see below) or use the cashless service, Ringgo

Cashless Parking Ringgo Location Code: 26651
Additional Information

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg

NO PARKING AVAILABLE FOR COACHES OR HGVs

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

Motorcycles- free parking in designated motorcycle bays (follow signs)

P7 Edinburgh Road Multi-Storey Car Park TN24 8LG

Edinburgh Road Car Park Information
Spaces 289 total including 24 disabled bays
Opening Hours

Monday to Friday - between 6am and 8.30pm

Saturday and Sunday - between 6am and 7.30pm

N.B. THIS CAR PARK IS LOCKED OVERNIGHT

There is a £55 release fee for vehicles locked in the car park

Charging Period

7am to 3pm

  • FREE after 3pm Monday to Saturday
  • FREE all day Sundays and Bank Holidays

Ticket machines here do accept cards- you can pay by cash, cards or use the cashless service, Ringgo

Tariff

Hourly rate- £1.20, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment- 60p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours- £5.50

Cashless Parking Ringgo Location Code: 26652
Additional Information

Height restriction: 2.1 metres (6.9ft)

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg

NO PARKING AVAILABLE FOR COACHES OR HGVs

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

Season Tickets

Town Centre Season tickets can be used here. Apply for a town centre season ticket.

P8 Elwick Road Car Park TN23 1LH

Elwick Road Car Park Information
Spaces 105 total including 5 disabled bays
Opening Hours 24 hours on all days
Charging Period 7am to 6pm
Tariff

Hourly rate- £1.20, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment- 60p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours- £5.50

Ticket machines here do not accept cards- you can pay by cash or use the cashless service, Ringgo

Cashless Parking Ringgo Location Code: 26665
Additional Information

Motorcycles- free parking in designated motorcycle bays (follow signs).

Cycle Rack for bicycles

1 Bay is restricted for "H" permit holders only- at all times (see signs for details)

Signed bays are restricted for "GRE" permit holders only- at all times (see signs for details)

Height restriction: 2.10 metres (6.9ft)

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg

NO PARKING AVAILABLE FOR COACHES OR HGVs

Coach parking is available at the Civic Centre and Stour Centre car park TN23 1PL

Season Tickets Town Centre Season tickets can be used here. Apply for a town centre season ticket.

P9 Elwick Place Car Park (including Travelodge) TN23 1DY

Elwick Place Car Park Information
Spaces

282 total including 14 disabled bays

  • 4 Electric Vehicle Charging Points
  • Motorcycle bays
Opening Hours 24 hours on all days- maximum stay 24 hours
Charging Period 9am to 3pm
Tariff Between 9am and 3pm

Stepped charges- Minimum payment £2.40 (two hours)

£2.40 for up to two hours

£3.60 for up to 3 hours

£4.80 for up to 4 hours

£6.00 for up to 5 hours

£12.00 for more than 5 hours

Ticket machines here do accept cards- you can pay by cash, cards or use the cashless service, Ringgo

Cashless Parking

Ringgo Location Code: 26666

N.B. Travelodge customers- see below

Additional Information

Motorcycles- free parking in designated motorcycle bays (follow signs).

Cycle Rack for bicycles

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg

NO PARKING AVAILABLE FOR COACHES OR HGVs. Coach parking is available at P3 (Civic Centre and Stour Centre car park TN23 1PL)

Travelodge Customers

£7.50 flat daily tariff (24 hrs)

Ringgo Location Code: 26700

N.B. When using the ticket machines, please use YELLOW button to bring up the Travelodge customer option (follow guidance)

P10 Victoria Road Car Park TN23 7HQ

Important: Victoria Road Car Park has been set aside as a COVID-19 testing station. It is unavailable for general use at this time.

Victoria Road Car Park Information
Spaces 99 Bays including 5 Disabled Bays
Opening Hours 24 hours on all days- maximum stay 24 hours
Charging Period All days
Tariff

Up to four hours

Hourly rate- £1.20, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment- 60p (30 minutes)

Over four hours- £5.50

Ticket machines here do accept cards- you can pay by cash, cards (see below) or use the cashless service, Ringgo

Cashless Parking Ringgo Location Code: 26667
Additional Information

Cycle rack for bicycles

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg

NO PARKING AVAILABLE FOR COACHES OR HGVs- Coach parking is available at P3 (Civic Centre and Stour Centre car park TN23 1PL)

Season Tickets Town Centre Season tickets can be used here. Apply for a town centre season ticket.

Parking for blue badge holders

In car parks

FREE parking for up to three hours if you display a valid blue badge and time clock, set to the time of arrival

blue badge for disabled parking

Notes

  • If no disabled bay is available in the car park you may park in any standard bay and still benefit from three hours free parking
  • You need to display your blue badge and time clock, set to the time of arrival
  • In all cases, if you are staying for longer than three hours, you must pay for parking for the entirety of your stay
  • Once the barrier has been closed to the pedestrian zone, access will not be granted to vehicles of blue badge holders

On-street around Ashford Town Centre

The plan below shows locations of on-street disabled bays around the town centre.

Badge holders may park in all on-street Pay and Display bays.

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.

Paying by card

Ticket machines

Most of our car parks and all of our on-street machines take card payments (see car park information above for details)

Please follow instructions on-screen, or you can download our pay by card for parking guide [pdf] 236KB.

Private Car Parks

  • Park Street (NatWest) Car Park - Managed by Natwest - 0845 600 2803
  • Park Street (J D Wetherspoon) Car Park - Managed by J D Wetherspoon - 01233 646891
  • Park Mall Car Park - Managed by NCP (National Car Parks) - 0845 050 7080
  • New Street (Farm Foods) Car Park - Managed by Euro Car Parks - 020 7563 3000
  • New Street (Lidl) Car Park - Managed by Lidl - 0870 444 1234
  • County Square Car Park - Managed by NCP (National Car Parks) - 0845 050 7080
  • Elwick Road (Station) Car Park - Managed by South Eastern Trains - 0845 000 2222
  • Ashford International Station Car Park A - Managed by South Eastern Trains - 0845 000 2222
  • Ashford International Station Car Park B - Managed by South Eastern Trains - 0845 000 2222

There may be other private car parks in the area. Please look for signs and notices.