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Free parking after 2.00pm in our on-street and off-street car parks across the county - no ticket needed. This excludes car parks at Hardwick Park, Wharton Park and Riverside Park (South Ropery Lane, North Ropery Lane and the Donald Owen Clark car parks).

What happens if you do not pay a parking fine


If you don't pay your parking fine (Penalty Charge Notice), we can go through a series of processes to get the money from you.

If you have received a parking fine and want to pay it, please see our Pay a parking fine page. If you want to challenge it, see Challenge a parking fine.

If you have not paid or challenged the fine: or have received a Notice to Owner through the post: