Council reminds residents to display valid parking ticket

Wakefield Council is reminding residents that a valid parking ticket must be displayed in all of its off street car parking areas across the district, including for the two hour no-charge period.

The Council introduced two hours free parking in all of its off street car parks and country parks from 1 April to 31 March 2022. On-street car parking and parking for longer than two hours in off-street car parks has now reverted back to the previous charges.

The two hours free parking is for Council car parks only, and does not apply to on street parking. Motorists are reminded to check signage for all parking tariffs, restrictions and conditions when they park. 

A valid ticket must be displayed and a ticket can be dispensed without inserting money for the two hour no-charge period. Motorists must return within two hours or risk a fine.

It is hoped the two hours free parking will provide ongoing support for residents and businesses with the district’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

Glynn Humphries, Wakefield Council’s Corporate Director for Communities, Environment and Climate Change, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer two hours free parking across the district but urge motorists to make sure they display a valid ticket before they leave their vehicle – you will not be charged for the first two hours but still need to obtain and display a ticket.

“As restrictions ease, we hope it will help give local businesses a real boost to recover from the impact of Covid-19 and it will also support people’s physical and mental wellbeing, by encouraging people to continue their enjoyment of our fantastic country parks.”