Free parking to continue for NHS workers

parkingFREE parking arrangements for NHS and care workers in Dorset will remain in place throughout the current lockdown.

NHS and care workers can continue to use any Dorset Council-operated car park free of charge, provided they are on duty and displaying a relevant permit, or they have registered with Dorset Council.

This includes Charmouth Road, Holmbush, Cobb Gate and Broad Street (Van Allens) car parks in Lyme Regis.

Originally run for a limited time early last year, free parking was reinstated during the November lockdown period, and continued throughout December.

Cllr Ray Bryan, Dorset Council portfolio holder for Highways, Travel and Environment, said: “I’m pleased to continue our support for colleagues in the NHS and care sectors by extending our free parking offer to the end of February.

“These workers are providing a vital service to some of our most vulnerable and isolated residents.”

The extension of the free parking for NHS and care workers will be reviewed by councillors on a monthly basis.

To register as a NHS worker for free off-street parking while working, email, providing your full name, evidence of employer details and vehicle registration number.

You will receive a response email and your details will be added to our system so we know not to issue a Penalty Charge Notice to your vehicle.

Vehicles already registered for the scheme do not need to re-apply and will be automatically extended on the parking services system.

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