Car parks and parking

Parking charges suspended

Parking charges in Cheshire East-run car parks have been temporarily suspended as part of a number of service changes made in response to Covid-19, this only applies to car parks operated by Cheshire East Council

We are taking all possible steps in the fight against Covid-19 and have taken this decision to support keyworkers and to help prevent the risk of spreading the disease through contact.

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. We have contacted Ringo to inform them of this decision.

Parking Services annual report

We have just submitted our 2018/2019 Parking Services Annual report to PATROL. This report gives several updates on the work of the service across the borough and gives some useful insights into the activities undertaken and the focus of the team as a whole.  The report is full of facts and figures and continues to demonstrate our working ethos and our commitment to the Vision, Values & Behaviours of the Council ‘Working for a brighter future together’.

Electric charging points

Public charging facilities are now available on the following car parks:

  • Princess Street, Congleton (Rapid)
  • South Drive, Wilmslow (Rapid)
  • Love Lane, Nantwich (Rapid)
  • Lifestyle Centre Car Park, Crewe (Fast)

Customers do not need to pay for parking whilst using the charging points but must adhere to the time restrictions displayed. The tariffs are displayed on each charging point.

The Electric Charging Points located at Macclesfield Town Hall, Westfields, Sandbach and Delamere House, Crewe are not available for public use.

Multi day parking

Multi day parking is available on the following car parks:


  • Station - up to 3 days
  • Commercial Road - up to 5 days


  • Railway Street - up to 5 days


  • Broadway Meadow - up to 5 days

Free after three

Parking on six car parks across the Borough is free of charge from 3pm each day. This is to support businesses and encourage more people to visit their local town or village centre.

Free after three car parks:

  • Whalley Hayes, Macclesfield
  • Snow Hill, Nantwich
  • South Street, Alderley Edge
  • Thomas Street, Crewe
  • Back Park Street, Congleton
  • Princess Street, Knutsford

Contact Parking Enquiries

Telephone: 0300 123 5020

Related information

Information about the income received on a car park by car park basis. This includes other income than just pay and display income for example event charges. 

Statistical information on parking services data  - Annual PATROL toolkit – 2017/18 (MS Excel, 58KB)

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