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On-street parking charge increase

From Friday 25 February, on-street parking charges will increase as part of Dorset Council’s parking transformation project.

The decision to update on-street parking charges was recommended to Cabinet by Place and Resources Overview Committee in October 2021 and approved by Cabinet in November 2021.

The changes will see a more consistent approach to on-street charging, following the same tiered approach as upcoming Dorset Council car park price changes.

On-street parking spaces will be charged at a higher price than compared to car park prices at the same location. This will generate a higher turnover of cars – helping keep on-street spaces for Blue Badge Holders and giving all residents better access to local businesses when popping into town for a quick visit.

Waivers can still be purchased for tradespeople who need to park for work. In all cases, please check the machine in the area you are parking. For mobile payment users, the JustPark app will be updated with the new fees from 25 February.

For example Dorchester on street parking fees will now be;

Daytime charges (8am-6pm)

1 hour – £1.50

Overnight (6pm-8am) free or £2 (please check at location)


Tessa Safadi
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