Car park

Car parks

Advance warning

Please be advised that the Riverside car park will be closed to the general public on Saturday 26 September 2015 and Sunday 29 November 2015 due to it being used for events by Wallingford Rowing Club. 

We are sorry for any inconvenience and advise that disabled drivers will be allowed access to Riverside car park if the distance to walk from one of the Towns alternative car parks is felt to be too far by the disabled badge holder.

The car park will reopen as normal on the Monday morning following these events.

Important information

Our car parks

The council manages 19 car parks in Didcot, Goring, Henley, 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. Riverside car park in Wallingford is free on a Sunday. 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, some car parks in 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.

Riverside car park in Wallingford has:

  • free parking on Sundays
  • a new short-stay charge of 50p for up to one hour all summer (low and high season) and £1 for up to three hours in high season. The cost of parking up to 10 hours will remain the same at £2.30.
  • a new free permit for leisure centre card holders.

You can also apply for a season ticket.

Pay a car park fine or make an appeal

Car park complaints

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our car park service, or would like to report an incident of vandalism or misuse in the car parks, 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.

Terms of use of the car parks and charges

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. You can view the latest order and notice here.

South Oxfordshire District Council (Off Street Parking Places) Order 2011 (1.3 MB) PDF

Notice of Variation March 2012 (62.4 KB) PDF

Last reviewed: 14 - 09 - 2015

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