COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - parking services

Please continue to check our website regularly and before you park to ensure you have the most up-to-date information and advice.

Parking controls and enforcement are needed to ensure the safe and efficient use of the road network. Our car parking and enforcement operations have returned to normal with the concessions for Key Workers remaining in effect for the sectors mentioned below.

Council Car Parks

The temporary discount in the Town Centre Car Parks (The Rose, Bittoms, Cattle Market) has now been removed and tariffs returned to normal on 1 October 2020.

Enforcement & Debt

The Council has now been contacting those with outstanding debt to re-connect, and work together to find a way for debts to be settled.

You should not ignore debt, as it could affect your ability to obtain credit into the future, potentially resulting in a mark against your credit score. If you are having difficulty paying, the Council will work with you on a payment plan. You can also seek independent debt advice.

Key Workers 

The Council created parking permits to assist our Key Workers to support the community. Arrangements for these temporary permits have now ended as previously agreed, on 30th June 2021.
Any users who previously had a key worker permit, please ensure you park in accordance with any restrictions in place in Kingston. Failure to comply may result in a penalty charge.

Pay & Display Machine Scam

We are aware of a scam operating on pay and display machines in the borough. Scammers are attaching devices to the card machine, which means that the card is not returned and money is taken from the account. If your card is not returned, please report this on the phone number below.  Please note that our Parking Enforcement Officers and Machine Maintenance Staff working on behalf of RBK will never ask you to provide any personal bank details whilst using this ticket machine. If you are using a pay & display machine and are approached by anyone claiming to be an employee of RBK or NSL, asking you to provide your card or bank details, please do not hand these over.

Our Civil Enforcement Officers have been briefed to be vigilant and we are working to establish if any further machines are affected. In the meantime, please don’t use machines that look in any way suspicious. You can still pay for parking in the borough by using coins, via contactless payment or the RingGo app or website. 

If you spot something on a pay and display machine that doesn’t look right, please let us know by calling NSL, our parking service team, on 0330 135 8952 (Monday to Saturday: 7am-10pm, Sunday: 10.30am-10pm).

If you think you have been scammed, please call NSL, our parking service team, on 0330 135 8952 (Monday to Saturday: 7am-10pm, Sunday: 10.30am-10pm). Outside of these hours, please call 101.

Last Modified: 02/07/2021 11:22:01