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New parking charges in Market Drayton, Whitchurch and Prees Heath from Monday 11 February

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An illlustration of some cars and buses parked in a car park

Parking will be free in Shropshire Council’s car parks in Market Drayton, Whitchurch and Prees Heath this Sunday [10 February 2019], while parking machines are re-programmed and new signage put in place ahead of changes to each town’s parking charges which come into effect the following day [Monday 11 February].

The new parking arrangements are being introduced as part of Shropshire Council’s new parking strategy and offer a wide range of benefits to people parking in these three towns, including:

  • A set price per hour to park – making charges simpler.
  • 15 minutes’ pop and shop parking – including 10 minutes’ statutory grace period.
  • Payment by contactless, card and coin with new pay and display machines.
  • Cashless parking with MiPermit – pay using your smartphone, text message, website and telephone.
  • Free parking from 6pm to 8am.
  • Free parking after eight hours in all car parks excluding HGV parking charges at Prees Heath.
  • No more short-stay parking.
  • Free parking on Sundays and bank/public holidays in all car parks excluding HGV parking charges at Prees Heath.
  • Discounted weekly tickets in all car parks
  • Discounted season tickets in all car parks
  • Discounted residents’ permits in all car parks

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“Our new parking strategy is designed to make parking charges clearer and simpler, and to deliver a wide range of other improvements and benefits to people using our car parks.
“The new parking charges and arrangements agreed last autumn have already been successfully introduced in Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock, Church Stretton, Oswestry, Ellesmere and Wem.
“The new arrangements offer a wide range of benefits to users of our car parks, and a number of improvements on the current arrangements, including a variety of free and cheap parking, and parking charges that are easier to understand – together with a wider range of payment methods.”

For more information, go to shropshire.gov.uk/parking.

 Further information

In MARKET DRAYTON – the new parking charges/arrangements from Monday 11 February (in Shropshire Council car parks) are:

Frogmore Road – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 50p/hr

  • Minimum charge 50p
  • Maximum charge £4 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £17
  • Discounted season tickets and resident permits
  • 64 car parking bays, four blue badge bays and one motorcycle bay

Queen Street – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 50p/hr

  • Minimum charge 50p
  • Maximum charge £4 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £17
  • Discounted season tickets and resident permits
  • 107 car parking bays, 17 blue badge bays and one motorcycle bay

Towers Lawn 1 – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and resident permits
  • 138 car parking bays

Towers Lawn 2 – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and resident permits
  • 70 car parking bays

Newport RoadFREE

In WHITCHURCH the new parking charges/arrangements from Monday 11 February (in Shropshire Council car parks) are:

Pepper Street – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 50p/hr

  • Minimum charge 50p
  • Maximum charge £4 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £17
  • Discounted season tickets and resident permits
  • 19 car parking bays

Castle Hill – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 50p/hr

  • Minimum charge 50p
  • Maximum charge £4 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £17
  • Discounted season tickets and resident permits
  • 34 car parking bays

Newtown – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and resident permits
  • 56 car parking bays

St John’s Street – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and resident permits
  • 37 car parking bays

Brownlow Street – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and resident permits
  • 31 car parking bays

Sherrymill Hill Car ParkFREE

In PREES HEATH the new parking charges/arrangements from Monday 11 February (in Shropshire Council car parks) are:

Prees Heath HGV/coach/car park – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • MiPermit/Cashless Parking to be used for all parking periods
  • Removal of pay and display machine
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and resident permits
  • HGV parking charges – £10 per 24-hour parking period