We have suspended all parking charges for NHS workers and other visiting staff carrying out vital work in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Penalties will not be issued – nor enforced, if issued inadvertently – to anyone who parked safely without causing obstruction on crossings and zig-zags or restricted areas, if they can show they work for the NHS.
Parking zones and parking bays
On request, and following an assessment, we will place parking bays outside or close to the houses of disabled people for Blue Badge holders to use.
The assessment will be carried out by the disabled person's occupational therapist - you should email to ask for an assessment:
: 01375 511 000
Main opening hours are Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.
Limited service on Monday to Friday from 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm, and on weekends and bank holidays from 7am to 7pm.
Read more about Thurrock First.
Bays will normally be provided when:
- the person lives in a dwelling that has no off-street parking
- where on-street parking problems occur on a regular basis
Bays will normally operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, although there will be only limited enforcement outside the working day. Any Blue Badge holder can use the bay.
Other parking for Blue Badge holders
Blue Badges allow disabled people to park on yellow lines under certain circumstances for up to 3 hours. Guidance on where to park is contained in Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities in England, published by the Department for Transport.
We provide on and off-street parking bays for Blue Badge holders at central locations. We require that developers provide adequate designated car parking spaces for disabled people within new developments.
Find out more about parking with a Blue Badge.