Shropshire Council

New parking charges in Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Church Stretton

07 January 2019 Last updated at 04:49

Parking will be free in Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Church Stretton in all Shropshire Council car parks on Sunday 13 January, while parking machines are re-programmed and new signage put in place ahead of changes to each town’s parking charges which come into effect the following day Monday (14 January 2019).

The new parking arrangements are being introduced as part of Shropshire Council’s new parking strategy and offer a wide range of benefits to people parking in these three towns, including:

  • A set price per hour to park – making charges simpler.
  • 15 minutes’ pop and shop parking – including 10 minutes’ statutory grace period.
  • Payment by contactless, card and coin with new pay and display machines.
  • Cashless parking with MiPermit – pay using your smartphone, text message, website and telephone.
  • Free parking from 6pm to 8am.
  • Free parking after eight hours in Innage Lane, Riverside and Severn Street car parks, Bridgnorth and all Church Stretton and Much Wenlock car parks.
  • No more short-stay parking.
  • Free parking on Sundays and bank/public holidays - except Listley Street North and South and Sainsbury’s Car Parks in Bridgnorth (excluding HGV parking charges)
  • Half-price parking on Sundays and Bank/public holidays in Listley Street North and South and Sainsbury’s car parks in Bridgnorth
  • Discounted weekly tickets in Riverside, Severn Street and Innage Lane Car Parks in Bridgnorth and all Church Stretton and Much Wenlock car parks
  • Discounted season tickets in Severn Street and Innage Lane car parks in Bridgnorth and all Church Stretton and Much Wenlock car parks
  • Discounted residents’ permits in Severn Street and Innage Lane Car Parks in Bridgnorth and all Church Stretton and Much Wenlock car parks

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“Our new parking strategy is designed to make parking charges clearer and simpler, and to deliver a wide range of other improvements and benefits to people using our car parks.

“The new parking charges and arrangements agreed last autumn have already been successfully introduced in Shrewsbury and Ludlow, and I’m pleased that we can now make the appropriate changes in Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Church Stretton.

“The new arrangements offer a wide range of benefits to users of our car parks, and a number of improvements on the current arrangements, including a variety of free and cheap parking, and parking charges that are easier to understand – together with a wider range of payment methods.”

A review of residents’ parking in Bridgnorth is underway including work to enable the switch to digital permits.

In Bridgnorth season tickets and residents’ permits are no longer available in Smithfield car park, with alterative provision available in Innage Lane car park. Likewise, existing pay and display charges are to remain in Smithfield car park in the interim period prior to redevelopment of the site.

Following their introduction in Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Church Stretton new parking charges are due to be rolled out as follows:

  • Oswestry, Wem, Ellesmere (28 January 2019)
  • Market Drayton, Whitchurch, Prees Heath (11 February 2019)

For more information, go to shropshire.gov.uk/parking.

The new parking charges/arrangements in Bridgnorth from Monday 14 January (in Shropshire Council car parks) are:

LISTLEY STREET NORTH AND SOUTH –
Linear (per minute) charges apply – £1/hr

  • Minimum charge £1
  • Parking for four hours - CHEAPER than before the changes
  • Parking now available for more than four hours as no short-stay
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • Half-price parking on Sundays and bank/public holidays (50p/hour)
  • 130 car parking spaces

SAINSBURY'S -
Linear (per minute) charges apply – £1/hr

  • Minimum charge £1
  • Parking for four hours - CHEAPER than before the changes
  • Parking now available for more than four hours as no short-stay
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • Half-price parking on Sundays and bank/public holidays (50p/hour)
  • 261 car parking bays and 13 Blue Badge bays

RIVERSIDE –
Linear (per minute) charges apply – 70p/hr

  • Minimum charge 70p
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • Parking for three to four hours - CHEAPER than before the changes
  • Parking now available for more than 4 hours as no short stay
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £24
  • Six car parking spaces

SMITHFIELD

  • No changes to tariffs or charging days/hours
  • Removal of opportunity to purchase season tickets (all types)
  • Current season tickets will continue to be permitted until expiry or development of site

INNAGE LANE –
Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • Parking for nine and half hours or less - CHEAPER than before the changes
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and residents’ permits
  • 149 car parking bays and nine Blue Badge bays

SEVERN STREET –
Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • Parking for nine and half hours or less - CHEAPER than before the changes
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and residents’ permits
  • 103 car parking bays

The new parking charges/arrangements in Much Wenlock from Monday 14 January (in Shropshire Council car parks) are:

BACK LANE 
Linear (per minute) charges apply – 70p/hr

  • Minimum charge 70p
  • Maximum charge £5.60 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • Parking now available for more than 1 hour as no short stay
  • NEW discounted season and residents’ permits
  • Nine car parking spaces

ST. MARY'S LANE -
Linear (per minute) charges apply – 50p/hr

  • Minimum charge 50p
  • Maximum charge £4 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £17
  • Discounted season tickets and residents’ permits
  • 46 car parking bays

FALCONS COURT –
Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and residents’ permits
  • 46 car parking bays

NEW ROAD –
Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and residents’ permits
  • 46 car parking bays

The new parking charges/arrangements in Church Stretton from Monday 14 January (in Shropshire Council car parks) are:

EASTHOPE ROAD –
Linear (per minute) charges apply – 50p/hr

  • Minimum charge 50p
  • Maximum charge £4 per day
  • Parking for two to seven and half hours or less - CHEAPER than before the changes
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • 146 car parking spaces that includes 2 electric car charging bays

CROSSWAYS –
Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • MiPermit/cashless parking to be used for all parking periods
  • Removal of pay and display machine