Parking locations, restrictions and associated charges

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Re-introduction of parking charges, new charges and changes to Electric Vehicle restrictions 

From Monday 3 October 2022 parking charges will be reintroduced in Inverclyde Council off-street car parks where charges previously applied and charges introduced for the first time at three off-street car parks. Electric Vehicles parking in Electric Vehicle Parking Spaces will also no longer be exempt from off-street parking charges and time limits.

The council suspended off-street car park charges at the start of the Covid-19 outbreak in March 2020 initially in response to coronavirus restrictions and low usage then latterly to assist businesses as part of pandemic recovery support.

From Monday 3 October 2022 charges will be reintroduced in off-street car parks which were previously subject to a £2 a day fee from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm. These off-street car parks are: Bullring, Roslin Street, West Stewart Street, Hastie Street, Station Avenue East, Station Avenue West, Cathcart Street East and Dalrymple Street, all Greenock, and Station Road North and Station Road South in Gourock. They will once again be subject to a £2 per day fee.

Parking charges will also be introduced on Monday 3 October 2022 in Kempock Street off-street car park in Gourock and Fore Street and Shore Street off-street car parks in Port Glasgow. Vehicles will be allowed to park for free for up 3 hours per day – only one 3-hour free parking ticket may be obtained in the same calendar day in the same town or village – or will pay £2 per day to park for more than 3 hours. This restriction will be in effect Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. All vehicles must display a parking ticket no matter how long they park. Resident parking permit holders and Blue Badge holders will be exempt from the parking charges.

Eligible households in Gourock will be sent a letter inviting them to apply for a parking permit. They will need to submit proof of address, proof the vehicle is registered to their address and their insurance certificate as part of their application. Pay & Display machines and new parking signs will be installed in mid-September in preparation for the new charges.

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