Urgent Telephone 4pm - 8.30am: 01233 331111

Home: Ashford Borough Council

Tenterden Parking

On-street parking in Tenterden town centre

There are a number of free parking bays in the town centre which are subject to prohibitions and restrictions. Most of these are restricted between 8am and 6pm Monday to Saturday (when parking, please check the signs relating to the particular bay or set of bays).

Please note that most bays are subject to a maximum stay of one hour during the day (again, please refer to signs when parking).

There are also a number of designated disabled bays on the High Street, with a maximum limit of three hours for each stay, to increase the number of blue badge holders that might use the bays during the day.

Car parks in Tenterden

N.B. all of our car parks permit a maximum stay of 23 hours.

Recreation Ground Road car park TN30 6BW

Spaces
  • 209 standard bays
  • 13 disabled bays 
  • 1 motorcycle parking area
Opening Hours For details please see signs next to the ticket machines
Charging Period 7am to 6pm
Tariff

Daily charge for Recreation Ground Road car park: £1.10p per hour, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment: 55p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours: £11.00

Ivy Court Surgery patients (see additional information below)

 

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

Cashless Parking

 Parkmobile Location Code:

  • 6657

Machines take card payments (see tariff section)

Additional information

Weight restriction: 3.5 tonnes

Height restriction: 2.25 metres (7.45ft)

Motorcycles: Free parking in designated motorcycle bays

Ivy Court Surgery patients

The discrete area of the car park which is located opposite Ivy Court Surgery may be used free, for up to one hour, by patients attending appointments and collecting prescriptions in Ivy Court Surgery

Please note that this remains a public car park; bays are not designated solely for the use of patients

Patients should obtain a ticket from the machine and display this in the vehicle, in order to show the arrival time. Information is shown on the machine.

A free ticket, for one hour, needs to be displayed in the vehicle

In all other respects surgery patients need to follow the car park rules, such as displaying a disabled badge if they park in a designated disabled bay

Clear advice is given to patients on the notice board indicated

Toilets are available adjacent to the section opposite Ivy Court Surgery

 

Tenterden Leisure Centre car park TN30 6RA

Spaces

  • 140 standard bays
  • 6 disabled bays
  • 2 motorcycle bays
  • 5 coach bays at rear
  • 2 bays with Electric Vehicle Charging Points
Opening hours 24 hour opening
Charging period 7am to 6pm
Tariff

Motor vehicles not exceeding 3.5 tonnes:

Daily charge for Tenterden Leisure Centre car park: £1.10p per hour, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment: 55p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours: £11.00

Coaches:

Daily charge for Tenterden Leisure Centre car park: £1.70 per hour, payable in 5p increments

Minimum payment: £1.70 (1 hour)

Over 4 hours: £11.00

 

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

Cashless Parking

 Parkmobile Location Codes:

  • 6658 (Cars)
  • 6663 (Coaches)

Machines take card payments (see tariff section)

Additional information:

Season tickets are available

Coaches permitted in designated area (follow signs)

 

Bridewell Lane car park TN30 6EY

Spaces
  • 127 standard bays
  • 4 reserved bays
Opening hours 24 hour opening
Charging period

7am to 6pm

Free on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Tariff

Daily charge for Bridewell Lane Car Park: £1.10p per hour, payable in 5p (2.73 minutes) increments

Minimum payment: 55p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours: £5.00

 

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

 

Cashless Parking

Parkmobile Location Code:

  • 6659

Machines take card payments (see tariff section)

Additional information

Weight restriction: Max weight 3.5 tonnes

Height restriction: 2.1 metres (6.9ft)

Season tickets are available

 

Station Road car park TN30 6HN

Spaces
  • 43 standard bays
  • 2 coach bays- During tourist season, the eastern side of the car park will only be for use by coaches, increasing its capacity for coaches as result (see below for more information)
  • 2 bays with Electric Vehicle Charging Points (N.B. see additional information below)
Opening hours 24 hour opening
Charging period 7am to 6pm
Tariff

Motor vehicles not exceeding 3.5 tonnes:

Daily charge for Station Road (East and West) car parks: £1.10p per hour, payable in 5p (2.73 minutes) increments

Minimum payment: 55p (30 minutes)

Over 4 hours: £11.00

Coaches (parking in east side only)

Up to 3 hours: FREE

Up to four hours: £6.80

Over 4 hours: £11.00

N.B. Coaches which are parked for longer than three hours need to obtain a ticket covering the entire length of stay

Coaches parking for the 3 hour free period still need to obtain a free pay and display ticket from the ticket machine. Instructions on how to obtain this can be found on the tariff board next to the ticket machine

Card payments:

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

Cashless Parking

Parkmobile Location Codes: 

  • 6660 (Cars)
  • 6664 (Coaches)

Machines take card payments (see tariff section)

Additional information

Please note: Station Road (east side) car park is restricted to coaches only from the Sunday before Easter each year to 1 October, to increase the number of coaches that can be accommodated during the tourist season

Signs will be changed at the entrance and elsewhere and information given to signify the use of this area as a designated coach park during the tourist season

Toilets are available in Station Road (east side)

Payment by Card

All Tenterden car parks 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 by mobile phone - cashless parking

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

To use the service, register your details with Parkmobile either:

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. You start your session when parked and stop it on your return, subject to the maximum period permitted.

Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) make sure a driver has paid for his or her parking by accessing Parkmobile’s database through their GPRS enabled hand held device. They are then able to obtain your parking information by your vehicle registration number.

For full details of the service, including guidelines and terms and conditions, visit www.parkmobile.co.uk.

Privacy: Details of the privacy notice issued by Parkmobile can be found here- http://www.parkmobile.co.uk/privacy_notice

Note: Questions marked by * are mandatory