COVID-19: Car parking
All car parks managed by Newark & Sherwood District Council are now free of charge. We hope this assists key works and residents needing to undertake essential errands. This is a small gesture of thanks, recognising the overwhelming public support for those continuing to go above and beyond in their efforts to reduce the spread and impact of Covid-19. People should continue to follow Government advice and only travel for essential work, shop for necessities or to pick up medicines.
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.
If you wish to discuss your parking fine or want to make a challenge, please phone the Central Processing Unit on 0345 520 1357, choose option 2 then option 1 to speak with a customer services advisor.
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 and parking clock are displayed in the vehicle, clearly showing the expiry date of the badge and time of arrival.
Regardless of the availability of disabled parking bays, disabled drivers are not permitted to park on double yellow lines in car parks.
If a blue badge holder cannot get in a disabled space and have to park in an ordinary bay, then they will have to pay and display.
Details of how to obtain a blue disabled parking badge and other information on resident 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 or the relevant town council.
Electric car charging points
There are seven rapid charge points in three of the district council’s car parks. In total 14 electric vehicles can be charged at any one time.
Parking Dispensations in Newark and Sherwood
Dispensations are short term parking permits (up to 14 days) for vehicles parking on streets with parking restrictions such as residents parking schemes, loading bays and single yellow lines. The scheme is aimed at builders, contractors and home removal companies who need short term parking in restricted areas.
Parking in Newark and Sherwood is covered by the NSDC Civil Enforcement Off Street Parking Places Order 2017 (PDF File, 963kb)
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 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