When many of us found ourselves staying and working from home in March of this year, the Council took the decision to temporarily suspend parking restrictions across the Borough. Simultaneously, pay and display charges for on-street parking were also paused by Surrey County Council and single yellow line restrictions were relaxed.
In line with the government lifting of lockdown restrictions to allow non-essential retailers to recommence trading in June, Woking Borough Council will be reintroducing all parking restrictions to manage the expected increase in vehicles visiting the town. These changes will steadily be implemented in phases throughout June and July.
“We have kept charges in the town centre car parks free for an additional two weeks to support the return to business as usual and allow traders to welcome customers back to a safe shopping experience.”
- Cllr Colin Kemp, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Parking Services
- - Monday 15th June: single yellow line restrictions will be reinstated in Woking town centre.
- - Monday 29th June: single yellow line restrictions will be reinstated in residential areas. On-street pay and display machines will be in operation.
- - Wednesday 1st July: Council-owned car parks across Borough will resume charges.
“Now that lockdown is easing, and the majority of businesses are reopening from Monday 15 June, it is appropriate to resume parking enforcement, to minimise disruption to residential streets as vehicle movement increases. The reintroduction of restrictions will enable resident parking to remain accessible for permit holders, and commuter and shopper parking to be redirected to the town centre facilities.”
- Cllr Colin Kemp
As the new government guidelines continue to evolve, we are asking residents and visitors right across the Borough and in every neighbourhood to continue to observe social distancing guidelines in all public spaces. This is how we can continue to work together and keep each other safe.
“A new series of measures will be introduced within the car parks which puts safety first, including only one pay station open per area, doors that are not fire doors to remain open, new signage and an enhanced cleaning regime, all of which are designed to ensure maximum hygiene and safety in every area. We ask visitors to follow signage within the carparks so we can keep a safe environment for all.”
- Cllr Colin Kemp
Find out more about these changes and applications for new parking permits at Woking.gov.uk.