Charges for council car parking to resume on 1 August 2020

Buckinghamshire Council is reminding residents that parking charges are being reintroduced this weekend. From Saturday 1 August, everyone parking in a council car park or in a parking bay on the road, will be required to pay the required charge. The exceptions are blue badge holders, who may continue to park in designated bays.

A range of health and safety measures in our car parks has been put in place to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, including marking out social distancing areas around ticket machines, and advisory signage. There will be an enhanced cleaning regime for ticket machines, lift buttons and other surfaces in high footfall areas.

Buckinghamshire Council has introduced the option for ticketless pay and display in more car parks across the county via RingGo; and payment of parking fees using this contactless option is recommended. To set up an account either go to your App store or the RingGo website, follow the simple instructions and you are ready to go!

David Martin, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Logistics, said:

“The reintroduction of parking charges is a necessary part of the effective traffic management of our town centres as traffic levels continue to build. While it is still necessary to follow government guidance on social distancing and wearing face coverings in certain situations, we have been encouraged by the significant increase in footfall in our town centres in recent weeks.”

In recent months, the reduction in numbers of vehicles on the roads has seen measurable improvements in air quality, particularly in urban areas. To support residents who want to continue to cycle, additional secure bicycle parking is being provided at many locations and railway stations. There are also plans to introduce cycle lanes, where this is feasible, to separate cyclists from other road users.