COVID-19: Council car parks currently free for key workers

Council car parks are curerntly free to use as part of our efforts to rsupport the emergency services, the NHS, care workers and key workers who are keeping our city’s residents safe.

Parking charges are suspended in Council car parks but the focus will be on making sure those providing essential services are safe, which is why we will continue to enforce yellow lines, footway parking, disabled parking bays, business bays and doctors/emergency bays.

Restrictions within residential permit areas remain as these schemes were set up, to help local people park near their homes, particularly in areas close to the city centre and to large employers.

We are asking that people continue to observe restrictions as it will help keep entrances and roads clear for emergency services and carers who need to visit the vulnerable.

The Council is working closely with NHS partners and local businesses to help them get out into the community, such as making essential deliveries. Any business with a query about this can email 

Officers are being deployed to other areas including the CCTV centre, to work closely with the police and to support other critical functions and service delivery within the Council.