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Parking charges are back across Bucks

Both Council & hospital car parks had fees waived during the peak of the pandemic.

Published by Dan Gooding at 8:05am 1st August 2020. (Updated at 9:45am 1st August 2020) 3-minute read.

Parking charges are back across Bucks

After months of free parking, charges are back across Buckinghamshire.

Both the council and hospital trust have brought fees back in this morning, having lifted them during the peak of the pandemic.

The Council have been losing millions by not charging.

You can find information on Bucks Healthcare site charges here.

Parking sign

The exceptions are blue badge holders, who may continue to park in designated bays.

As high streets have reopened and residents are returning to use shops, restaurants, etc., Bucks Council say the resumption of charging is necessary to help manage traffic flows and improve pedestrian safety.

A range of health and safety measures in our car parks has been put in place to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, including marking out social distancing areas around ticket machines, and advisory signage.

There will be an enhanced cleaning regime for ticket machines, lift buttons and other surfaces in high footfall areas.

Stoke  Mandeville  Hospital
Charges have been brought back in at Buckinghamshire hospitals

Buckinghamshire Council has introduced the option for ticketless pay and display in more car parks across the county via RingGo; and payment of parking fees using this contactless option is recommended.

David Martin, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Logistics, said:

"The reintroduction of parking charges is a necessary part of the effective traffic management of our town centres as traffic levels continue to build.

"I would encourage residents to make use of this facility to support local businesses."

In recent months, the reduction in numbers of vehicles on the roads has seen measurable improvements in air quality, particularly in urban areas.

To support residents who want to continue to cycle, additional secure bicycle parking is being provided at many locations and railway stations.

There are also plans to introduce cycle lanes, where this is feasible, to separate cyclists from other road users.

Update from Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust this morning (1st Aug):

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