The pay and display system
All of our car parks operate with a pay and display system. A ticket with sufficient time to cover your stay should be purchased from one of the ticket machines and attached to the inside of the front windscreen of the parked vehicle. The machines do not give change. We currently don't offer pay by phone in any of our car parks.
Ticket machine faults
The larger car parks have more than one ticket machine. Therefore, if a machine is faulty you will need to try the other machine. If all machines are faulty, please call the helpline on 07966 201 858.
If you phone out of hours, please leave a brief message telling us:
- Which car park you are on
- Details of your vehicle: make and registration number
- What the problem is
Tickets from other car parks are not transferable.
Our pricing policy aims to discourage the all-day occupation of premium, central area car parks in order to allow a greater turnover of spaces for use by shoppers. Elsewhere throughout the borough, the council will continue to operate a free parking service for the public.
Charges apply between 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday (unless otherwise stated).
Please note the machines do not give change.
Within many of the car parks in Hinckley, Earl Shilton and Barwell we have CCTV cameras which are monitored at the Police Station within Hinckley. These cameras can be moved remotely to look at car parks and the surrounding area in full.
Further security measures include having a lockable barrier on the car park at Lower Bond Street (opposite Atkins Building). We also have 'alligator teeth' at the exit, which allows vehicles to go out of the car park but not to enter. This therefore ensures the car park is kept secure at night.
Please follow the link if you require information about motorcycle parking
Last updated: 24/01/2020 16:24