Suspension of parking bays

A suspension of a parking bay can be used:

  • to reserve space for a removal van or skip delivery
  • for the purpose of loading / unloading
  • for building works / delivery of materials
  • for weddings and funerals

We require five working days notice for a suspension request. The only exception to this rule is when emergency work needs to be carried out (ie gas, water repairs).

In most cases, we charge for this service.

If you need more information or would like to suspend a parking bay, contact parking services or call 0800 138 9081.

Current parking suspension charges and new charges from 1 April 2017

Parking place suspensions are charged at £25 per day, per one car space. A one-off £50 admin fee is also charged regardless of the number of days requested for suspension.

From 1 April 2017, the charge for parking place suspensions and waiting restriction dispensations will be varied as follows:


Area or vehicle to which the suspension or dispensation will apply:

Suspension or dispensation period:

Current charge:

New charge:

Parking place suspension

One car space within a parking place

Per day



Waiting restriction dispensation

One vehicle

Full day



Do not park in a suspended bay

When parking bays are suspended, a warning notice is usually placed on the nearest parking sign.

Motorists should always check that a bay is in operation before parking.

If you need to leave your car for a number of days, you should regularly check to make sure the space has not been suspended.

Page last updated: 15 May 2017