Car Parking - Our Advice

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When using a Pay & Display car park place ensure you buy a ticket that is sufficient for your length of stay - Display this clearly on the dashboard of the vehicle, in such a manner that the amount paid, date and expiry time are clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle.

You will need to have change for the ticket machines - these take any current British coin from £2.00 to £0.05p (they do not accept copper coins).  The option to pay by phone is available at Lakeside, Bell Close, Central and Otley Road car parks in Keswick.  Full details are shown at the pay and display machines.

  • Always lock valuables away and out of sight.
  • Always lock your vehicle and ensure all windows are closed.
  • Do not leave a child or any animal in a locked vehicle.  This may result in prosecution, even if you leave a window open.
  • Do not display aged/out of date tickets from previous visits or from any other car park. Tickets issued on one car park are NOT VALID on another.
  • Do not leave notes on your windscreen saying how long you will be gone when you will return - this is an open invitation to thieves.
  • Do not park anywhere on a Public Car Park except wholly and only in a clearly marked bay. If there is insufficient room for you to park in a bay (perhaps because of the way others have parked) then please go and find another bay or another car park in the same town. The Council will not accept a fault by another driver to excuse 'other motorists' penalties.

Help yourself

Do not infringe the basic requirements on any car park which are:-

(i) To park properly and wholly within a bay and to 'Pay and Display' as required.

(ii) Unless you 'own' a Reserved Bay do not park in these at all.

(iii) If you are a Blue Badge holder do not park on a roadway, access, exit or any place other than a 'disabled' or a normal 'public' bay. Please ensure that you display your badge of authority and a clock-card showing your time of arrival clearly.


In inclement weather take care, both in your vehicle and on foot on any car park.

In winter conditions do not 'assume' that a car park has been gritted. Please drive, dress and walk about a car park in accordance with the prevailing conditions.

Although the Council will necessarily grit/salt its car parks in winter - occasions may arise when the available resources are being used elsewhere at the time of your arrival or departure, as Allerdale has parking places in seven (7) Towns in a 400 square mile area of Lakeland and the Solway Coast.

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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ