Rochdale Council reintroduces parking charges

Date published: 01 July 2020


Rochdale Council have reintroduced parking charges at all council owned car parks in the borough from today (Wednesday 1 July).

In all three town centres - Rochdale, Middleton, and Heywood - and Hollingworth Lake, visitors will now have to pay a fee if parking for more than three hours.

During the lockdown, the council had put the ticket machines out of use and visitors were not required to pay to park in any council parking areas or display a ticket in their vehicle but from today (1 July), parking charges and parking conditions apply.

A spokesperson for Rochdale Council said: “You can still park for free for three hours in all our town centre car parks and we're extending the cleaning routines of the machines.

“To keep you safer, we're using an antimicrobial coating on the surfaces that provides 99.99% protection against bacteria for up to 30 days. Please avoid close contact with others and sanitise your hands before and after use.”

The new Rochdale Riverside multi-storey car park in Rochdale town centre has also introduced parking charges from today - this had been free of charge since the first store opened on Monday 6 April. This is not a council car park and fees start from £1 for 1 hour. Using an ANPR camera system, your car's registration will be read when you drive in and again when you leave, allowing you to tap out with contactless payment on exit. Reel Cinema customers can park for free for four hours with a validated ticket.

For more information on council car parks and parking charges, visit:

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