Car Parks and Parking

Car Parks and charges

As from midnight on 27 March 2018 Peel St car park will no longer be available for public and resident parking.

Car Parks

Ribble Valley Borough Council operates 17 pay and display car parks throughout the Borough with various parking charges and operating times. For information on car park prices and opening times, select the relevant car park from the list below.

Each car park listed below shows the number and types of spaces available. Alternatively, download a full list of car parking spaces.

Pay By Phone Parking Scheme

The Council offers a “pay by phone” service for drivers to use in the majority of its car parks.  Drivers can download an app to their smartphone which allows them to purchase a valid pay & display parking ticket.  Once it has been purchased, they do not need to display a paper parking ticket as the Council’s enforcement officers are notified via their handheld computers.

The scheme also enables the user to extend the length of their stay remotely and to set reminders for when the ticket is about to expire.  Drivers are also able to pre-pay for their parking up to 7 days in advance of their visit and can pay using debit or credit card.

There is a 10p charge per transaction, in addition to the parking fee, with an extra 10p charge for any text reminders that are requested by the user. 

You can register for the pay by phone service at Ribble Valley Borough Council MiPermit Portal. Further information can be found at

For a full list of car parks where drivers can pay by phone and the pay by phone codes please see the Pay by Phone Codes document.


Town centre parking is available at the short stay car parks at Clitheroe Market, Lowergate and Railway View in Clitheroe. Long stay parking is provided at Chester Avenue, Edisford Road, Holden Street, Mitchell Street, North Street, Peel Street and Whalley Road car parks. A section of Chester Avenue car park is designated as ‘park and ride’ for customers using the rail service at Clitheroe Station.

Please download a street map of our car parks in Clitheroe.


Town centre parking is available at the short stay car park at Barclay Road and long stay parking is provided at Mardale Road.

Rural Car Parks

The Council also operates long stay parking in the villages of Chipping, Dunsop Bridge, Ribchester, Sabden and Slaidburn.

On-Street Parking Restrictions

Lancashire County Council enforces on-street parking restrictions. To find out about on-street parking see Lancashire Parking Services.

Blue Badge (Disabled) Parking Permits

The holders of a valid blue badge are entitled to 3 hours free parking in the Council’s car parks (clock and badge must be displayed).  However, a valid pay and display ticket must be purchased to cover stays longer than 3 hours.  Further information can be found on the Blue Badge (Disabled) Parking Permits page.

Off Street Parking Enforcement

Ribble Valley Borough Council manages the council owned, off-street car parks in the Ribble Valley area. However any appeals or payments regarding Off Street Penalty Charge Notices should be made to Chipside Lancashire.

Chipside Lancashire is the name given to the off-street enforcement partnership for 8 district councils within Lancashire (Burnley, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn and West Lancs).

Further details can be found on the Chipside Lancashire website or on the reverse of the Penalty Charge Notice.

To see current information regarding data collection by Ribble Valley Borough Council (including updated GDPR information) please visit the Privacy Notice

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