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Free parking in all Horsham District Council owned car parks

Horsham District Council has introduced free parking in all Horsham District Council
owned car parks to help Horsham residents park more safely, support key workers
and avoid road congestion during the Coronavirus situation.


For residents who currently park on-street, within a Controlled Parking Zone, they
now have the option to use our Horsham District Council owned car parks for free.
This arrangement will be in place until 22 April 2020 and will be reviewed as it
becomes necessary under the current circumstances.


West Sussex County Council has also introduced a dispensation notice for £10 per
vehicle which will be valid for 12 weeks, this is for people who park within a
Controlled Parking Zone.


This dispensation notice is valid on any on-street bay, including pay and display bays
and limited waiting bays, but not on yellow lines, taxi ranks, loading bays or disabled
bays.


Any queries regarding the dispensation notice should be directed to West Sussex
County Council on 0300 123 5000.


To get the new dispensation notice, please contact Horsham District Council on
01403 215379 Option 1 or e-mail parking@horsham.gov.uk

The same on-street dispensation notice will be available to NHS staff on production
of ID at no cost. It is also valid for 12 weeks.


On-street parking enforcement will continue albeit with a strict focus on safety and
ensuring the free movement of traffic, especially for the emergency services, carers
and deliveries. People are strongly advised not to park on yellow lines, loading bays
and clearways. Civil Parking Enforcement officers have a key highway safety role in
this - their duty is to enforce yellow lines/loading bays etc so that particular vehicles
can still travel freely on the network and not have to contend with dangerously
parked vehicles.


For current season ticket holders, or those who have pre-paid for their parking,
Horsham District Council will extend their parking period accordingly.


This situation will be kept under review and further operational changes may be
necessary.

By Gavin Hewins | March 25, 2020, 3 p.m.