Charges to be reinstated in district car parks

Charges in car parks across Rother are set to be reinstated following changes to Government guidance.

With many returning to work and people able to move around more freely, demand for parking spaces is expected to rise.

To ensure motorists can park easily and safely, Rother District Council will be reinstating parking charges in all its car parks from Monday, May 18.

NHS staff and care workers displaying a copy of their identification in their car will continue to be able to park free of charge.

Cllr Doug Oliver, leader of Rother District Council, said: “It’s important that we get Rother’s economy moving after weeks in lockdown, and making it easy for people to park in our car parks will go some way to supporting this.

“We appreciate the amazing work our NHS and care workers continue to do in caring for our most vulnerable residents, so parking will remain free for them.”

He added: “While life begins to slowly return to normal, it is important that we continue to be alert and stay safe to avoid a second spike in the deadly virus.

“I would encourage motorists using our car parks to, where possible, use the RingGo system to pay for parking with a debit or credit card and a phone, without the need to use the parking machines.”

Anyone unable to use the RingGo system, is encouraged to take precautions by wearing gloves or washing or sanitising their hands after using the parking machines.

The safety of the public and council staff is paramount, and car park arrangements will be kept under review in line with Government guidance. For details of car parks and parking charges visit www.rother.gov.uk/carparks

Published: 15th May 2020