Parking permits

Residents permit parking bays operate in some parts of the town. A fee is payable for a permit, which are only on offer to people living in properties close to specific permit bays.

Enforcement is carried out between 8am to 6pm every day, including Bank Holidays.

Parking in one of these spaces without displaying a valid permit is an offence. There are a few exceptions to this rule, including parking by emergency vehicles and loading/unloading from vehicles to a nearby property (this must be observed by a civil enforcement officer).

If you are a tradesperson working at a house and there is no alternative parking you can obtain a waiver to enable you to park in the permit bay.

Permits are not issued to visiting drivers. There are areas of unrestricted, limited time or pay and display parking available for non-permit holders in every street within the zone. 

A one-off temporary 3 month permit may be issued to a relative of a resident if they are required to care for them. Evidence may be required and a charge is applicable. For more information please email [email protected].

Applying for a permit

Email [email protected] for all information regarding obtaining or renewing a residents permit.

Once you have received your permit you will get sent a reminder a few weeks before the permit is due to expire telling you how to renew.

If you have a company vehicle you will need to provide proof of residency and a letter from your employer that you are the main user of the vehicle and that it is parked overnight at your property.

If you have a lease vehicle you will need to provide proof of residency and the leasing agreement that states your name, address and vehicle registration. If the lease agreement does not state the vehicle registration then a separate letter from the leasing company will also be required that states the vehicle registration of the vehicle that is leased to you.

Permit price:

  • 12 month permit - £40
  • 6 month permit - £24
  • 3 month temporary permit - £12 (one off issue)

Apply online

You can now renew a permit, request a replacement permit or cancel a permit online.

Renew your parking permit [external link]

Instructions will be on your reminder letter.

Change of vehicle

To change your vehicle please bring your current permit to the town hall customer contact centre with your new vehicle Vc5 registration document. If you do NOT have this document we still require the permit and supporting evidence that you have obtained a new vehicle, for example, an insurance document/cover note/invoice which is in the permit holders name and address. Permission to park in the resident permit zone will be given for 3 weeks to allow time for the new Vc5 document to arrive. This permission can be extended if there is a delay, permission to park will not be granted if the permit has expired. There is no charge to change a vehicle.

Foreign vehicle plate

If your vehicle has not been registered with the DVLA you cannot purchase a 6 or 12 month resident permit. You can purchase a one off 3 month permit to give you time to register your vehicle. To obtain this permit visit the town hall customer contact centre with proof you own the vehicle and a recent household bill (dated within the last 6 months) - please note all documentation must be in the same name.

If you have issues with parking on a residential road please view our car parking information page.

Data protection

Local authorities have a statutory duty to protect the public funds that we administer. To do this, we may need to use the information that you provide to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud and we may also need to share the information with other organisations that handle public funds. Our data protection notification lists the people or organisations with whom your information may be shared. In any event, your information will only be handled in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

More information about data protection