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

Civic Centre and Stour Centre Car Park Opening Hours, Fees and Additional 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

Please be aware that 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 also closed at 9pm


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

2. Ashford Borough Council have altered the closing time of Tannery Lane gates to prevent the car park being used for anti-social behaviour during the evenings

Charging Period 8am to 6pm
Cashless Parking

Ringgo Location Code: 26650 (cars & coaches)


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

Payment: Use the cashless service , RingGo (see above) or pay at ticket machine

Card payments: The ticket machines in this car park accept cards as well as cash (coins)

Additional Information

Weight restriction: Maximum kerbside weight 3500kg in standard bays

Coaches permitted in designated area

EV bays: 9 new Electric Charge bays are now available for use.

You need an account to use these bays. Download the free "EVDOT" app on Google Play/App store.

Height restriction: Under building 2.1 metres (6.9ft)

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

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

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


  • 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


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