CHESTERFIELD: Be careful where you park

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Residents taking advantage of Chesterfield Borough Council’s popular free parking offer are being reminded that it does not apply to on-street parking bays.

The warning comes after some residents have mistakenly parked in on-street parking bays, such as those outside the Town Hall, believing they are part of the free scheme.

On-street parking bays are run by Derbyshire County Council and not Chesterfield Borough Council so are not part of the free parking offer.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s executive member for environment, said: “Although the terms and conditions state that the parking offer excludes on-street parking some members of the public have not understood this and so parked in on-street parking bays believing they were complying with the rules.

“The scheme has proved really popular with residents so we feel it important to remind everyone about where the permit is valid.”

The permit, which was issued with council tax bills, lets residents who pay their council tax to Chesterfield Borough Council to park for free:

Before 10am Mondays to Saturdays

After 3pm Mondays to Saturdays

All day on Sundays and Bank Holidays

It can only be used in the following off-street car parks in Chesterfield:

Albion Road

Ashgate Road

Derbyshire Times

Devonshire Street

Durrant Road

Hollis Lane

Holywell Cross

Spa Lane

Station Road

St Mary’s Gate

Theatre Lane

West Street

The permit is not valid in any other off-street car parks or on-street parking bays.

There is a right of appeal against any penalty charge notice. Details can be found on the back of the parking ticket.

Full details of the scheme, including the terms and conditions, can be seen at www.chesterfield.gov.uk/Free-Parking-for-Residents-353.html or be obtained by ringing 01246 345593.