Car parks

Free parking

You can park for free at our car parks and on-street pay and display bays during each Saturday in December. We have also arranged free parking for 32 spaces at King Street car park in Stanford-le-Hope throughout December and the New Year period.

On-street car parking

On-street pay-and-display car parking is currently only available in Grays.

Grays town centre is a controlled parking zone that has both on-street pay-and-display parking and off-street car parks. All on-street pay-and-display parking is short stay, with the exception of Thames Road and the access road to the yacht club near Grays Beach.

On-street car parking charges

The charges below apply from 1 September 2018.

Charges for quick stop, maximum 1 hour, are:

  • for up to 30 mins = 70p
  • for up to 45 mins = 90p
  • for up to 1 hour = £1.40

Charges for short stay, maximum 4 hours, are:

  • for up to 1 hour = 70p
  • for up to 2 hours = £1.40
  • for up to 4 hours = £2.30

Charges for long stay at Thames Road and the access road to the yacht club near Grays Beach:

  • for up to 1 hour = 70p
  • for up to 2 hours = £1.20
  • for over 2 hours = £3.20

All pay-and-display parking machines accept payment by debit card or credit card.

When paying by cash, it is the driver's responsibility to make sure they have the right amount of money – the machines give no change and no time is allowed to find change.

Pay-and-display parking machines cannot accept 5p, 2p or 1p coins.

Charges and instructions are displayed with all pay-and-display machines. A phone number will be displayed if there's a problem with the machine.