For immediate release: 23 April 2020
Council to extend free parking to alleviate congestion and help key workers during the Coronavirus outbreak
Horsham District Council is extending free parking in all Horsham District Council owned car parks to help Horsham residents park more safely, support key workers and avoid road congestion during the Coronavirus situation.
Free parking was initially introduced on 26 March at the onset of the coronavirus crisis.
For residents who currently park on-street, within a Controlled Parking Zone, they now will continue to have the option to use Horsham District Council owned car parks for free.
On-street parking enforcement will continue albeit with a strict focus on safety and ensuring the free movement of traffic, especially for the emergency services, carers and deliveries. People are strongly advised not to park on yellow lines, loading bays and clearways. Civil Parking Enforcement officers have a key highway safety role in this - their duty is to enforce yellow lines/loading bays etc so that particular vehicles can still travel freely on the network and not have to contend with dangerously parked vehicles.
For current season ticket holders, or those who have pre-paid for their parking, Horsham District Council will extend their parking period accordingly.
This situation will remain in place until the end of the Covid19 lockdown. For media queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.