Changes to free parking rules


NHS staff who have benefitted from free parking in some council-owned card parks during the pandemic are now required to register for a digital permit through the council's MiPermit parking app in order to continue using the scheme.


Since lockdown began in March 2020 the council had allowed a wider group of essential workers to park for free. Now that lockdown restrictions are easing paper permits will no longer be accepted and only NHS workers attending work can qualify for free parking. All other essential workers will have to pay to use car parks or pay and display bays.


The available car parks for NHS staff to use free of charge are:


Heath Park

Sophia Gardens

Wellington Street

Leckwith Road

Severn Road

Grey Street

Harvey Street


Details on how to apply for free parking for NHS staff have been given to NHS and public health managers to share with their staff. The scheme will be reviewed again at the end of July.