Published: Tuesday, 26th September 2023

Medway’s free parking Monday scheme is set to come to an end after Monday, 9 October.

The scheme was put in place following Medway’s budget meeting in February, but unfortunately it is no longer feasible to continue offering free parking on a Monday.

The last Monday motorists will be able to park for free in the 10 specified car parks will be on 9 October 2023. After this date, normal parking charges apply.

The 10 car parks are: Chatham – The Brook and St. John’s; Rochester – Blue Boar Lane and Cathedral; Gillingham – Littlewoods and Balmoral Gardens; Rainham – Longley Road and Cricketers; Strood – Temple Street and Commercial Road.

Unfortunately, we are no longer able to continue free parking Mondays

Cllr Tris Osborne, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder covering Parking Enforcement, said: “Unfortunately, due to the challenging financial situation we have found the council in, we are no longer able to continue the free parking Monday scheme that was introduced in April. We recently announced that we would have to make some difficult decisions which least impact our most critical services.”

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