We have numerous pay and display car parks available across the district, ranging from short stay, town centre car parks, to longer-stay car parks which are usually on the edge of the town centre.

Parking regulations

Parking in Newark and Sherwood is covered by the NSDC Civil Enforcement Off Street Parking Places Order 2015 (PDF File, 1,160kb)

Parking for disabled people 

Disabled people can park for free (for a duration of 3 hours only) in all Newark and Sherwood District Council car parks, provided they are parked in a designated disabled space and a valid disabled person's badge is displayed in the vehicle, clearly showing the expiry date of the badge. 

Regardless of the availability of disabled parking bays, disabled drivers are not permitted to park on double yellow lines in car parks.

Details of how to obtain a blue disabled parking badges and other information on residents permits/controlled parking zones can be found on the Nottinghamshire County Council website. If you use a car park not operated by the council, please check what charges apply for disabled motorists.

Car park security

We aim to make our car parks safe and secure. Our car park at Tolney Lane has Secured Car Park status and car parks at Appletongate and the Livestock Market in Newark and Church Street in Southwell, have been awarded the Park Mark 'Safer Parking Award’. CCTV cameras cover most of our car parks and our car park staff carry out routine patrols around the car parks.

If you notice a light out in any car parks, please contact us.

The Parking Charter

We pledge to:

  • Provide parking facilities that comply with current parking regulations.
  • Provide reserved parking bays for disabled badge holders
  • Display clear information about charges and where to pay
  • Ensure that the car parks are well lit, clean and well maintained
  • Make your safety and security of your vehicle a key priority by providing uniformed patrolling staff, 24-hour closed circuit TV surveillance and a help point with direct contact with security staff
  • Respond to reports of graffiti and vandalism within 24 hours
  • Repair any faulty equipment as soon as possible, keeping disruption to a minimum
  • Listen to your views and measure car park user satisfaction through feedback surveys

Enquiries regarding parking fines

If you wish to discuss your parking fine or want to make a challenge, please phone the Central Processing Unit on 0845 520 1357, choose option 2 then option 1 to speak with a customer services advisor.

  • 01636 650000

    Mon to Thurs 8.30am to 5.15pm
    Friday 8.30am to 4.45pm

    Comments and Suggestions

  • Get in touch:

    Newark and Sherwood District Council
    Kelham Hall
    NG23 5QX

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