The Devon car parks that are now charging (and the ones that aren’t)

As the lockdown begins to ease with more measures relaxed, life is beginning to get back to normal across Devon – and that includes car parking charges.

Daniel Clark www.devonlive.

Across the county in the majority of areas, changes were made to car parking charges which meant that car parks were either free or at a much reduced rate.

But now with some non-essential retail shops beginning to reopening and the country attempting to recover from the coronavirus crisis, parking charges in most car parks are now back in force.

The Local Democracy Reporting Service takes a look at the various restrictions and charges across Devon.

TEIGNBRIDGE

Normal fees and charges apply and existing permits remain valid in all car parks. Non-essential workers should pay the appropriate charges.

Those essential workers and volunteers who are travelling to perform an essential role will receive free car parking. These are:

  • All blue light service staff
  • NHS and private health care workers
  • Social care workers
  • Businesses and volunteers delivering essential food and medicine.

EXETER

Mary Arches Street Car Park and John Lewis Car Park are closed. Residents’ parking permits in all surface car parks during the outbreak are being accepted.

Normal fees and charges apply and existing permits remain valid in all car parks. Non-essential workers should pay the appropriate charges.

EAST DEVON

The winter offer of all day parking for £2 that was extended for April and May has been extended by a further week. There is free parking for NHS staff, Social Care staff and volunteers in all EDDC pay and display car parks who display valid ID/permit/key worker status

SOUTH HAMS

Normal parking charges will apply in all of car parks from June 1

WEST DEVON

Normal parking charges in all car parks have already been reintroduced

MID DEVON

Normal fees and charges apply and existing permits remain valid in all car parks. Non-essential workers should pay the appropriate charges. Free parking in all car parks is offered to essential workers who display valid ID/permit/key worker status

NORTH DEVON

Charging in NDC car parks in Ilfracombe, Hele, Mortehoe and Croyde resumed on Saturday 23 May. To avoid the risk of infection, the machines will not be taking cash and customers are advised to use the RingGo system or contactless payment card to pay. Parking charges remain suspended in all other North Devon Council-owned car parks until further notice

TORRIDGE

Parking charges in Torridge District Council car parks will be suspended until June 15.

DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL

All parking charges for on-street car parks and residents’ parking permits areas have resumed

TORBAY

Parking charges both on and off street are in operation at all times.

Key workers who work or volunteer for the NHS and social care to support our most vulnerable residents will continue to get free parking in council operated parking areas, providing the relevant paperwork is displayed on vehicle dashboards, and they are on duty where use of their car is necessary

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