With Government restrictions allowing greater freedom of movement for exercise all our car parks are open and relevant parking charges will apply.

Read the latest update on Coronavirus

Parking Places Order 2020

The Rother District Council Parking Places Order 2020 came into effect on 1 July 2020.

Parking Places Order 2020

Parking Places Order Schedule 2 2020.pdf


A full list of the car parks can be downloaded.  Alternatively, you can view our car parks on a map here

To find privately run car parks in the district visit Parkopedia*

*Please note we are not responsible for information on third-party websites


The Council operates a number of Pay and Display and free car parks across the district. The current charges are available to download. The Council also offers a range of permits for use in its Pay and Display car parks.

RingGo Cashless Parking

RingGo is available in all our car parks across the Rother district. RingGo lets you pay for your parking without cash, you just need a debit or credit card and a phone. You can call or use the app to pay for your parking.

RingGo – How it works

Credit/Debit Card Payments

You can also pay for parking by using a credit or debit card at most of our car parks Credit and Debit Card Payments.

Nominated Parking Permits

Nominated parking permits for Rother District Council car parks are available to purchase/renew online by filling out our form with the exception of Little Common (please contact Neighbourhood Services on 01424 787531).  Please allow 5 working days to receive your permit.

This permit allows the holder to park in a named car park for 12 months. 

Individuals and businesses are able to order and pay for permits by debit or credit card as well as an option to set up a direct debit and spread the cost over six instalments.

Permits issued to business names or properties are available via this link.

If you do not have access to a debit or credit card and would still like to apply for a nominated permit please contact Neighbourhood Services on 01424 787531.

Annual Permits for all pay and display car parks are also available, please contact Neighbourhood Services on 01424 787531 for further information.

The following car parks are permit only and have reserved numbered spaces for dedicated use only:

  • Bexhill – Western Road
  • Rye –     Gun Garden – Waiting list closed
  • Rye –     The Strand (reserved) – Waiting list closed

Please note –  If you would like to be added to the waiting list for a permit for these car parks, please complete our online form.

Nominated Permits Terms and Conditions

Penalty Charges

Our car parks are subject to a standard charge of £80. 

This charge is not enforced if users comply with the published regulations, but it applies to car parks whether or not a parking fee is charged. Please read the regulations which are posted in each location.

Regular checks are carried out by the Contract Compliance Officers to ensure the Pay and Display rules are observed and Standard Charge Notices are issued to offenders.

Please note that some off-street car parks not making a charge are still liable for a Standard Charge Notice for certain offences.

Notice to Pay Standard Charge – pay online

You can settle your Notice To Pay online using debit or credit card (not Amex or Diners).  Click for the payment page and select ‘Other Payment’.

Challenge a Parking Ticket

Any person issued with a Notice to Pay Standard Charge ticket by Rother District Council is able to appeal the issue of the notice.

Appeals will only be considered when a full name and correspondence address are supplied, including appeals received by email at appeals@rother.gov.uk  

Parking for the Disabled

The Council provides dedicated parking bays in its Pay and Display car parks for use by holders, there is however a need to pay for parking. If you are in receipt of one of the following you may qualify for a concessionary permit.

  • Current recipients of the higher rate mobility or enhanced rate mobility component from the Department of Work and Pensions or Personal Independence Payment, higher rate mobility from the Department of Work and Pensions;
  • Current recipients of the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement;
  • People with a car or trike issued under the pre-1976 invalid vehicle scheme;
  • Registered blind.

For further information telephone 01424 787531 or email: carparks@rother.gov.uk

Car Park Regulations

Please see each individual car park notice board.

Car Parking Height Restrictions

The following car parks have height restriction barriers set at 1.9 metres.

  • Battle – Upper Market
  • Bexhill – Sidley
  • Bexhill – The Gorses
  • Bexhill – Beeching Close
  • Bexhill – Wainwright Road
  • Manor Barn Car Park
  • Bexhill – Western Road
  • Little Common Recreation Ground
  • Camber – Western (Summer Only)
  • Camber – Old Lydd Road
  • Rye – Bedford Place
  • Rye – Lucknow Place
  • Rye – Harbour
  • Rye – Gibbet Marsh – Main
  • Rye – Gibbet Marsh – Overflow


To report a fault with any of the Council’s car parks, call 01424 787531 or email: carparks@rother.gov.uk

Winter Maintenance – Snow and Ice

We operate 30 car parks distributed around the 200 square miles that the District covers and, during snowy and icy weather, our intention is to treat as many of these as we are physically able, where road conditions allow us to reach them.

Many media reports about road travel confirm that just spreading salt will not clear snow. It needs the input of energy from moving traffic to spread and make the melting process work.

This means that some areas may remain affected by ice and snow and, as in the case of the highway, the motorist and user must exercise caution and discretion at times when using our Car Parks.