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Parking in Southend: amends to parking proposal

Following feedback from the local community, changes to the parking proposals announced by the council in January have been agreed at cabinet held on Tuesday 16th February.


Changes include:

  • Charging hours in zone 1a will be 8am to 6pm.

  • Hours of charging at the 125 space Shorefield Road car park (next to the Cliffs Pavilion and close to the seafront and local restaurants) will remain in the new zone 1a and will be able to park for for after 6pm. Charges currently apply from 9am to 9pm.

  • The 80 space Cliffs Pavilion car park enforcement hours will be 8am to 6pm. Charges currently apply from 7am to 7pm.

  • ‘On-street’ parking bays in Zone 1a will have 5 and 6 hour options introduced as opposed to moving from 4 hours to the full rate.

  • The charge for 7 to 10 hours in zone 1a will be £18, not £24 as previously proposed. This will be applicable to those who park before Midday and intend to stay longer than 6 hours (see below re hotel discount rate).

  • The 50% discount for the full day rate for those staying overnight in hotels and guest houses who have signed up to the scheme in Zone 1a and Zone 1b will also remain, meaning an overnight stay will be a maximum of £9 in zone 1a and £6 in zone 1b for those signed up.

  • Thorpe Esplanade will move into zone 1a (Warwick Rd to Maplin Way – seafront).

These changes have been agreed subject to Full Council approval of the budget on 25th February.