Car Parks and Parking
Car Parks and charges
Temporary Car Parking Changes
From Saturday 11 July 2020, all parking charges across all Ribble Valley Council’s car parks will be reinstated. The Council is granting up to 2 hours free parking on four of our short-stay town centre car parks:
- Railway View car park, Clitheroe
- Lowergate car park, Clitheroe
- Market car park, Clitheroe
- Barclay Road car park, Longridge
This means that by “purchasing” a free parking ticket from one of our pay and display machines, or by “purchasing” a free virtual parking ticket from MiPermit (either using their app, or by calling them from your phone) you can park for free for up to 2 hours in any of the four car parks listed above. Please be aware that in order to benefit from this FREE PARKING initiative, you must still purchase a ticket – remember, up to 2 hours can be “purchased” for free from one of our pay and display machines or by using your phone. If you would like to stay for longer than 2 hours, the normal parking tariffs still apply and the appropriate ticket must be purchased:
- Up to 1 hour FREE
- Up to 2 hours FREE
- Up to 3 hours £2.90
- Up to 10 hours £8.80
Ribble Valley Borough Council operates 16 pay and display and one disabled 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. Please note that parking for motorcycles is free in all our car parks.
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 and 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.
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.
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.
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