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Parking charges to resume from 15 June

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Parking charges are set to resume in Gateshead Council owned car parks from Monday 15 June with contactless payment options and free parking for NHS staff and care workers.

As the Government continues to ease lockdown restrictions, parking enforcement will return in all Gateshead Council car parks, in-line with the reopening of non-essential shops.   

NHS workers, care workers and NHS volunteers on official duties in Gateshead will continue to be able to park for free by using the Government NHS parking pass at the following car parks; Peterborough Close, Stephenson Terrace bays, Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Town Hall car park, Walker Terrace, Croxdale Terrace bays, Sunderland Road bays, Lowrey's Lane and Whickham Long stay car park. Parking passes are available via their employer.  

Parking charges have not been enforced in Gateshead since Monday 23 March as council employees who provide parking enforcement were redeployed to help provide other vital services where there were staff shortages and to also help new activity to support local people in need.  

From Monday 15 June parking charges will apply, visitors are encouraged to use the contactless 'pay be phone' payment option which has been now been installed in all car parks to help reduce the risk and spread of Covid-19.  

Councillor John McElroy, cabinet member for Environment and Transport said: "We strongly encourage residents to continue to stay at home as much as possible, as we continue to deal with coronavirus."  

"For those who need to travel around Gateshead, we would encourage walking or cycling where possible and use public transport when you need to."  

"After 12 weeks it's the right time to reintroduce parking enforcement as we really hope it will make people think again about their car use. The Council has a role to help reduce unnecessary car use and car parking charges are part of that plan, it helps tackle traffic congestion on local roads and the associated problems of air pollution and climate change.  

"It's been great to see more people walking and cycling in Gateshead as part of their daily exercise, I really hope people will keep this activity up."  

"We will continue to support local NHS workers through these difficult times by extending free parking for NHS workers, care workers and NHS volunteers on official duties, although we would like them to consider switching to cycling and walking too."  

Further information can be found on our PayByPhone parking page

 

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10 June 2020

Parking charges are set to resume in Gateshead Council owned car parks from Monday 15 June with contactless payment options and free parking for NHS staff and care workers.

As the Government continues to ease lockdown restrictions, parking enforcement will return in all Gateshead Council car parks, in-line with the reopening of non-essential shops.   

NHS workers, care workers and NHS volunteers on official duties in Gateshead will continue to be able to park for free by using the Government NHS parking pass at the following car parks; Peterborough Close, Stephenson Terrace bays, Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Town Hall car park, Walker Terrace, Croxdale Terrace bays, Sunderland Road bays, Lowrey's Lane and Whickham Long stay car park. Parking passes are available via their employer.  

Parking charges have not been enforced in Gateshead since Monday 23 March as council employees who provide parking enforcement were redeployed to help provide other vital services where there were staff shortages and to also help new activity to support local people in need.  

From Monday 15 June parking charges will apply, visitors are encouraged to use the contactless 'pay be phone' payment option which has been now been installed in all car parks to help reduce the risk and spread of Covid-19.  

Councillor John McElroy, cabinet member for Environment and Transport said: "We strongly encourage residents to continue to stay at home as much as possible, as we continue to deal with coronavirus."  

"For those who need to travel around Gateshead, we would encourage walking or cycling where possible and use public transport when you need to."  

"After 12 weeks it's the right time to reintroduce parking enforcement as we really hope it will make people think again about their car use. The Council has a role to help reduce unnecessary car use and car parking charges are part of that plan, it helps tackle traffic congestion on local roads and the associated problems of air pollution and climate change.  

"It's been great to see more people walking and cycling in Gateshead as part of their daily exercise, I really hope people will keep this activity up."  

"We will continue to support local NHS workers through these difficult times by extending free parking for NHS workers, care workers and NHS volunteers on official duties, although we would like them to consider switching to cycling and walking too."  

Further information can be found on our PayByPhone parking page

 

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