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Ashford Town Parking

  1. Map of Ashford Car Park and Information

  2. Disabled Access

  3. Parkmobile- cashless parking

  4. Pay and Display parking on-street

  5. Pedestrian Area/ Bank Street Barrier

  6. Vehicle Access Permits

  7. Other Car Parks

Ashford car park locations

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
Tariff

Hourly rate- 90p, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment-  45p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours- £3.60

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

Cashless Parking

Parkmobile Location Code: 6655

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 ticket: You can apply for a Henwood season ticket

 

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

Hourly rate- £1.10, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment-  55p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours- £4.40

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

Cashless Parking

Parkmobile Location Code: 6653

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 ticket: You can apply for a Flour Mills season ticket

 

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

05:00am to 11:15pm

N.B. THIS CAR PARK IS LOCKED OVERNIGHT-

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

There are two entrance gates at either end of the car park

  • RAILWAY STATION SIDE GATE will be closed at 9pm;
  • TANNERY LANE SIDE GATE will be closed at 11.15pm
Charging period 7am to 6pm
Tariff

CARS

Minimum payment-  £1.50 for parking up to 2 hours, thereafter a linear charge in 5p increments

Hourly rate (over two hours)- £1.10, payable in 5p increments

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

COACHES -

Minimum payment- £1.70 (1 hour), then a linear charge in 5p increments up to 4 hours

Over 4 hours £11.00

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

Cashless Parking

Parkmobile Location Codes:

  • 6650 (Cars)
  • 6661 (Coaches)

Machines take card payments (see tariff section)

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

Spaces 180 total with 8 disabled bays
Opening hours 24 hours on all days
Charging period 7am to 6pm
Tariff

Hourly rate- £1.10, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment-  55p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours- £5.00

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

Cashless Parking

Parkmobile Location Code: 6654

Machines take card payments (see tariff section)

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 ticket: You can apply for a season ticket which includes this location

 

P5 Station Road car park (behind Bowling Centre) Ashford 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

Hourly rate- £1.10, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment-  55p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours- £5.00

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

Cashless Parking

Parkmobile Location Code: 6656

Machines take card payments (see tariff section)

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 ticket: You can apply for a season ticket which includes this location

 

P6 Vicarage Lane car park TN23 1NJ

Spaces

162 total with 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- £1.10, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment-  55p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours- £11.00

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

Cashless Parking

Parkmobile Location Code: 6651

Machines take card payments (see tariff section)

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
Toilets are available

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

 

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

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, Parkmobile

Tariff

Hourly rate- £1.10, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment-  55p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours- £5.00

 Cashless Parking

Parkmobile Location Code: 6652

Machines take card payments (see tariff section)

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.

You can apply for a season ticket which includes this location

 

P9 Elwick Road Car Park, Ashford TN23 1LH

Spaces 105 total with 5 disabled bays
Opening hours 24 hours on all days
Charging period 7am to 6pm
Tariff

Hourly rate- £1.10, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment-  55p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours- £5.00

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

Cashless Parking

Parkmobile Location Code: 6665

Machines take card payments (see tariff section)

Additional information

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

Cycle Rack for bicycles

Bays marked "A" and "S" are restricted to permit holders only; Monday-Friday, 7am to 6pm.  (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

Disabled access

Once the barrier has been closed to the pedestrian zone, access will not be granted to vehicles of blue badge holders.

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. 

 

Disabled Bays around the town centre

Parkmobile - cashless parking

Drivers use their mobile phone to pay for parking in all off-street and on-street pay and display spaces in Ashford & Tenterden, with Parkmobile.

To use the service, you must register your details with Parkmobile:

When you register you will be asked for your credit or debit card details and your vehicle registration number (you can register more than one vehicle). Once registered, you call the Parkmobile phone number (or use the mobile app) and key in your location number – both displayed on the pay and display machines.

  • Start your session when parked. You must stop the session upon your return, subject to the maximum period permitted
  • The session will end automatically at the end of the chargeable period for that car park. You will have to start a new session if leaving a vehicle in a car park overnight
  • There are user charges for SMS messages relating to the service. Users can access and change their settings online

Privacy: Use this link to view the privacy notice for Parkmobile- http://www.parkmobile.co.uk/privacy_notice

Enforcement

Our Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) can check whether a driver has paid for parking in real time, through their GPRS-enabled handheld device.

N.B. All of our machines also take cash. 

Payment by card

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] 218KB.

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 (8am-6pm, 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

Charges

8am-6pm, Monday to Saturday

Maximum stay of one hour for non-permit holders

Between 30 minutes and 1 hour at £1.10 per hour payable in 5p (3 minutes) increments

Evenings and Sundays

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.

(N.B. Disabled badge holders can park without charge in any on-street bay in these locations. Please abide by Department for Transport guidance)

 Cashless Parking - cards and Parkmobile

All of our on-street machines allow for payment by card or using the cashless service, Parkmobile (see above).

Parkmobile location codes are shown on each ticket machine.

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

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.

Bank Street Barrier

There is a manned barrier on the entrance to the pedestrian zone, on 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 not given to blue badge holders after the barrier has been closed.

Access is restricted by the barrier:

  • Monday to Friday - 10.30am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 8am to 6pm
  • Sunday - not restricted

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. You can either write to us or email permitcustomercare@ashford.gov.uk

Privately controlled 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.

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