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Parking charges in Cheshire East Council car parks have been suspended as part of a number of service changes amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Keyworkers, including NHS staff, were granted free parking under new Government guidelines.

But Cheshire East said it has gone further by suspending all car parking charges from midnight tonight (Thursday March 26).

People who use Ringo to pay parking charges by mobile phone need not pay either and should be alerted to this by the app on their phone.

The council has contacted Ringo to inform them of this decision.

All car park machines will be sealed and notices posted to inform the public of this action.

Residents must still follow government advice by staying at home, minimising travel as much as possible and maintaining social distancing.

Cllr Laura Crane, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for highways and waste, said: “It is important we take all the necessary steps to protect our residents and the users of our car parks, while at the same time, supporting our key workers, especially our NHS staff, so that they can get on with the task of fighting this disease and preventing its spread.”

Government advice relating to Covid-19 can be found here:


  1. Susan Baker says:

    Any NHS worker should not pay car parking Ever!
    Regarding Council Tax can you listen to these comments made as it is almost impossible to get a reply by phone
    Thank You
    I would also like to use this space to ask if you could remind irresponsible dog owners the bye laws which I fought so hard to get passed in 1980 when my son aged 4 at the time lost he’s eye with Toxicarra Cannis
    Thank You

  2. Richard says:

    I welcome this move along with the recent announcement regarding NHS staff parking charges. With the recent news regarding employed and self employed payments and the delays, particularly for the self employed should Cheshire East look at postponing April and May Council Tax payment and use the February and March months to catch this up. Comments and support welcome!

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