Parking zones and parking bays

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – parking

The following car parks are in use as coronavirus test sites: Grays Beach on Thames Road, Crown Road in Grays, Gordon Road (Grover Walk) in Corringham, and Canterbury Parade in South Ockendon. Canterbury Parade car park is closed for parking, while others have fewer spaces.

Parking charges are suspended for NHS staff and others carrying out vital work relating to coronavirus (COVID-19). Penalties will not be issued – nor enforced, if issued in error – to these workers who park safely without causing obstruction on crossings, zig-zags or restricted areas.

Contractor parking permits

Contractors who need to park within controlled parking zones or permit parking areas while working on contracts with Thurrock Council, may be eligible for a contractor parking permit.

This permit allows contractors to park their vehicle for up to 3 hours in a permit holders only bay within the zone or area. They can also park for up to 3 hours within a shared-use parking bay. This is a bay where resident parking permit holders and motorists displaying a valid pay-and-display ticket can park.

This permit does not give the right to park in any parking place, and cannot be used to park on single or double yellow lines within the zone or area.

Contractor permits are only valid for the duration of the contract and must not be used for any purpose other than while work on contracts with Thurrock Council.

Applications must state the current contract number and be accompanied by a vehicle registration document or lease agreement.

The first purchase fee and on-going fee for a contractor parking permit is £155 per year – the permit expires every year and will need to be replaced.

Forms can be returned by post and will normally be processed within 2 weeks of receipt.