Car park

Car parks

Parking charges suspended

All parking charges across all of our district council car parks in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are now suspended until 1 June 2020 and during this time you do not have to display a ticket.

If you are a permit holder whose permit has recently expired or is due to expire, don’t worry, your permit will be honoured until 1 June, so you won’t need to take any action.

We’ve taken this decision to support key workers and those needing to shop for essential food and medical supplies.  But please remember, if you are not a key worker or are not in need of essential supplies, then you must follow the government guidance and stay at home.

For all enquiries please email  This link will take you to an external website...  or call 01235 470118.

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.

Payment for your parking can be made by cash, card or contactless at the machines within the car parks, you can also make payment using your phone via Connect Cashless Parking for which there is a small service charge.

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.

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. Please see the below for details of upcoming changes to our tariffs.

Last reviewed: 26 - 03 - 2020

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