Changes to Kettering’s car parking charges

Published: Tuesday, 27th March 2018

From 1st April 2018, there will be changes to the car parking tariffs in all Kettering Borough Council car parks.

New payment options are being introduced for 3 hour, 4 hour and 5 hour stays, with rates payable at £3, £4 and £5 respectively. Previously parkers would pay £6 for any stays over 3 hours.

There will also be a change to the Saturday charging hours, which will now start an hour later, at 9am. New signage will also clearly state that it is free to park on every Sunday and all Bank Holidays.

These changes will take effect in all six Kettering Borough Council car parks: London Road, Municipal Offices, Queen Street, School Lane, Wadcroft and Commercial Road.

Free Easter Parking

Enjoy free car parking at Council owned car parks all day over the Easter weekend from Good Friday, 30th March to Easter Monday, 2nd April.  Easter in Kettering is looking busy with lots of activities to enjoy, including a town centre Easter Egg Hunt, a LEGO play day and themed children’s activities at the Manor House Museum.

Kettering Borough Council has also allocated a number of free parking days throughout the year to support local events, including Fridays 3rd, 10th and 17th August during Kettering by the Sea, Kettfest (Saturday 14th July), and Christmas shopping (all day on Saturdays 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd December and after 3pm on Thursdays 6th, 13th & 20th December).

Recent Parking Awards

Kettering Borough Council’s car parks have recently received two parking awards for the standard of safety and accessibility, with all locations achieving the Park Mark Safer Parking standard and Wadcroft, London Road, Municipal Offices and School Lane car parks also receiving the Disabled Parking Accreditation.

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“The new parking charges give visitors more choice about their length of stay without it costing any more money. We’ve also moved back our Saturday morning start time to give anyone that has left their car overnight an extra hour.”

Cllr Mark Dearing, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, said:

“Kettering Borough Council’s car parks are the safest and most convenient way of parking close to the town centre shops, restaurants and amenities. These changes to our parking charges offer more choice for customers to enjoy their stay in the town.”

More information about Kettering Borough Council's car parks can be found here.