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Dunorlan Car Parking FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Parking charges are being introduced on 16 October 2023 at Dunorlan Park’s Halls Hole Road and Pembury Road car parks.

The decision to introduce parking charges at Dunorlan Park was not taken lightly. However, the cost of maintaining the park is £175,000 annually and this continues to rise every year. Car parking income will help the Council maintain Dunorlan to the standard visitors have come to expect and enjoy.

Daily charges 8am to 6pm

Including public / bank holidays

Up to 1 hour £1

Up to 2 hours £2

Up to 3 hours £3

Up to 4 hours £4

Over 4 hours and all day £5

The £175,000 annual costs of looking after the park include but are not limited to:

  • Grounds maintenance contract, including mowing, planting, emptying bins, litter picking and shrub maintenance.

NB: The cost of the contract will increase in line with the rate of inflation as of 1 January each year until the contract expires in December 2026.

  • Other contractors.
  • Horticulture – projects not covered by the main contract, plus the supply of plants/trees, etc.
  • Infrastructure – furniture repairs, path maintenance, fence repairs, etc.
  • Utility costs.
  • Insurance.
  • Equipment, including the supply of basic equipment to the volunteer gardeners.

Yes, there are two marked Blue Badge spaces in each of the car parks, which are reserved for Blue Badge Holders only, but drivers displaying a Blue Badge can park free of charge in any space.

To make the scheme viable, it was not possible to have a free period of parking.

Each of the car parks will have a solar-powered payment machine which will take card payments. You can also pay by using the RingGo app. There is no cost to you or the Council for payments made using RingGo.

In line with all TWBC-run car parks, our machines do not accept cash because of the additional expense to the Council of handling cash transactions.

No, parks are not a statutory service. However, TWBC considers it very important to provide well-maintained green spaces for all and we are very proud of our award-winning parks.

There is a dedicated and much appreciated Friends of Dunorlan Park group who help maintain this beautiful park. For information, please see