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.

Visitor parking permits

If you live in the controlled parking zones (CPZs) in Grays town centre or Stanford-le-Hope, or the permit parking area in South Ockendon, you may be eligible for a resident parking permit.

You may also be eligible to apply for short-stay visitor parking permits to enable your visitors' or trades persons' vehicles to park in the zone or area.

Visitor parking permits are issued in sheets, each enabling 20 visits of up to 5 hours to be made. Up to 5 sheets can be purchased per calendar month.

The first sheet of visitor parking permits is free, after which the cost is £6.50 per sheet.

Apply for visitor parking permits

Please send all documentation to resident.permits@thurrock.gov.uk including a phone number if a payment is required to enable us to process your permit application.

The application form will ask you to upload images that show:

  • proof of residency – a recent (last 3 months) bank statement, utility bill, council tax bill or rent card

You can upload these images direct from your own computer or smartphone. If you are applying from a self-service computer at our Civic Offices in New Road, Grays, you can upload your image from our self-service scanner.

We normally process applications within 2 weeks of receipt.

You can also apply for a visiting carers parking permit.