Free parking in the run up to Christmas
We're providing FREE parking in our council-owned car parks on the following days up to 24 December:
- Didcot – Mondays from 3 December
- Goring – Saturdays from 1 December
- Henley – Tuesdays from 4 December
- Thame – Saturdays from 1 December
- Wallingford – Thursdays from 6 December
Car parking is also free at Vale of White Horse District Council-owned car parks in the run-up to Christmas, on the following days:
- Abingdon – Saturdays from 1 December
- Faringdon – Saturdays from 1 December
- Wantage – Fridays from 30 November
We have 16 car parks in Didcot, Goring, Henley-on-Thames, Thame, Chinnor, Wheatley, Culham, Benson and Wallingford. There are a mixture of short/long stay, free and 'pay and display' car parks that are controlled by Parking Orders (see below).
Car park fees and conditions
Car parking fees apply in the council pay and display car parks Monday to Saturday including bank holidays. Download information on the latest car park and permit fees from the downloads menu on this page, or contact the car parks team.
You need to display a ticket to park for the free hour at car parks in Thame, Didcot, Goring & Wallingford and the free two hours at Goldsmith’s Lane car park in Wallingford.
The other main conditions in the car parks are:
A maximum stay of four hours at the Church Road car park in Wheatley.
You can also apply for a season ticket.
Pay a car park fine or make an appeal
Car park complaints
If you would like to report an incident of vandalism or misuse within a car park, a health and safety issue or any other car park issue not connected to an Excess Charge Notice, then please use the online form below:
Car park pricing policy
The council reviews the fees and charges every year, according to the locally agreed Car Park Pricing Policy and information from usage surveys (to see how well the car parks are being used) and comments from users via satisfaction surveys.
Road Traffic Act
South Oxfordshire District Council operates the car parks in accordance with schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Act 1984.
The South Oxfordshire District Council (Off Street Parking Places) Order is the document that sets out the charges for the off-street car parks and the terms and conditions relating to their use. If we vary any charges during the period of the Order then we publish a notice to tell people about the changes. Please see the below for details of upcoming changes to our tariffs.
Last reviewed: 14 - 11 - 2018