Here you will find your nearest council-managed car park in Northumberland and can check the charges and restrictions that apply.
This information was last updated on 25 March 2021.
All public car parks remain open. Car parks that charge to park will continue to do so. The council will keep the car park openings under review as the situation may change depending on local or national developments.
Public safety remains our top priority and we have made a number of improvements in response to the challenges faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including;-
relocating a number of ticket machines in coastal car parks to better facilitate social distancing in the event of queues forming during busy periods
introducing Pay By Phone into our Pay and Display car parks to provide a convenient contactless method of payment removing the need for users to obtain a pay and display ticket from the machines
providing additional public toilet facilities in some of our car parks because of increased demand on our existing facilities and to enable social distancing to be maintained
Pay By Phone is used by many local authorities across the country. Users only need to set up an account once and then it can be used in all car parks where Pay By Phone is in operation. The service also offers additional benefits such as being able to extend parking sessions remotely.
For further information on the implementation of Pay By Phone, please click here
Please note: Some free short stay car parks require a parking disc. You can get a disc from local businesses or council offices or use a disc from another council if you already have one. Find out about parking discs and check our parking location maps in the other parking location information section below.
Some council offices and local businesses remain closed due to Corona virus.
We have a range of pay and display and free coastal car parks from as far north as Berwick stretching down the Northumberland coast to Seaton Sluice.
Charges apply from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday (including bank holidays)
You can park for up to 72 hours (Monday to Sunday including bank holidays) but you must remove your vehicle for a period of 6 hours or more before returning. Time limit applies to all types of parking bay.
The Terrace Car Park
Willmott Dixon Construction Limited has been appointed by Northumberland County Council to construct the new leisure centre located on the vacant land on Gas House Lane in Morpeth.
Construction activities will commence on 1st March and run until late 2022. The closure of The Terrace Car Park is necessary to house the construction site compound and will be unavailable for public use throughout the construction period. The Council has acquired a replacement long stay car park on Gas House Lane to mitigate any loss of town centre parking from the temporary loss of The Terrace Car Park.
Updates on the progress of the works will be located on the site hoarding.
Some council offices and local businesses remain closed due to coronavirus.
We allow mobile traders to sell certain goods in some of our NCC managed parking places, this is subject to the trader obtaining a licence granted by the council and a valid street trading consent.
The right to trade from these locations are awarded on a three-year cycle by way of submitting a sealed bid for each consecutive year in the period advertised.
Trading licences expire on 31 March at the end of the three year period.
To find locations where we allow trading together with what can be sold and when the licences are due to expire, click here.
Available Trading Concessions are advertised on the corporate contract portal: click here to visit the contract portal.
Please note: you need to register as a supplier before you can submit your tender.
Tenders will not be considered if there are any outstanding trading licence fees from any previous licence periods.
As the number of electric vehicles on the roads continues to increase, the County Council has agreed to introduce a user tariff for its electric vehicle chargers from Thursday 1st April 2021.
The new tariff will be 35p per kwh which will cover the cost of the chargers and installations, electricity and servicing, meaning the council can continue to invest in new EV charging points and support the continued growth in usage of electric vehicles in the county.
We hope this change will also encourage those with electric vehicles who can charge at home to do so, freeing up council chargers for those without home charging facilities.
There’s also been some cases of motorists “hogging” the chargers by parking up and leaving them, preventing others from being able to charge their vehicles.
The tariff is comparable with others in the north east and unlike some schemes there is no joining or membership fee – you only pay for what you take.
Drivers will be able to use either a contactless payment card, or a mobile phone app to access the chargers and pay the fee.
Across the county the council has now installed 37 charging points, including nine new ones at:
A further 12 chargers are in the process of installation, with more units planned over the next year.
We’re also starting work on a strategy address the lack of kerbside charging for those residents who cannot install their own chargers on drives/garages, such as those in flats and terraced houses with no off-street parking.
This includes a pilot project where six selected locations across the county will each have four on-street charge points installed.
At rapid chargers there is a contactless payment terminal. Follow the on-screen instructions and swipe your card when prompted. At slow chargers use the VendElectric App to either scan the QR code or enter the code displayed on the charger. The app can be downloaded at the Apple Store and Google Play. Further details can be found at: https://www.rolecserv.com/charging-on-the-go
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