Car Park Information

Halstead Town Council provides 2 pay and display public car parks providing parking for more than 150 cars. We also have two car parks which are permit only as follows: Rosemary Lane - 20 spaces  between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Saturday, Hedingham Road - 16 spaces between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday. At other times they may be used free of charge by anyone.

Wide designated Disabled bays are available in some car parks.  Disabled Badges should be displayed at all times if using a designated Disabled Bay.  Normal car park charges apply to disabled bays.

Location and Pricing

The pay and display car parks are located in Butler Road - 42 spaces and Chapel Street (behind Sainsbury's) - 110 spaces. Charging period Monday to Saturday 8.00am to 6.00pm


0-1 hours 60p

1-3 hours £1.30

3-6 hours £2.60

Over 6 hours £5.00

Click here to see the full Car Park Schedule from 01 April 2017

When parking in Chapel St you can claim 1 hour refund when you spend £15 in Sainsbury's, excludes cigarettes, tobacco, stamps, cashback and all lottery and scratchcard purchases.

Parking can also be found in Solar car park - 173 spaces, which entitles people to park 2 hours free of charge and the High Street - 58 spaces, for an hour.

A scheme of 'FREE  AFTER  3' operates in Town Council Car Parks. 
GOOD NEWS!  This trial has now been extended until further notice.

Car Park Maps

Chapel Street

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Solar Car Park
Butler Road Car Park

Permit Information and Contacts

Halstead Town Council also have two car parks which are permit only as follows:

Rosemary Lane - 20 spaces between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Saturday

Hedingham Road - 16 spaces between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

At other times they may be used free of charge by anyone

To obtain more information about parking permits please contact:

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Excesss Charge Tickets

Payment for an Excess Charge Ticket

Payment must be made within 14 days of the date of issue shown on the ticket.  If payment is received within 7 days of issue, a reduced charge (as shown on the ticket) will be accepted in full settlement

Payment can be made in person at Halstead Town Council, Mill House, The Causeway, Halstead CO9 1ET

By Telephone with a valid credit/debit card on 01787 476480 (Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm)

By Cheque or Postal Order, made payable to Halstead Town Council.  Please ensure you include your name, address, vehicle registration and Excess Charge Ticket number. A receipt will not be issued unless specifically requested and a stamped addressed envelope is included with your payment.  A receipt is conditional upon the cheque being honoured.  Post dated cheques and part payments are not accepted.


No telephone appeals can be accepted.  Any correspondence regarding an Excess Charge Ticket must be made in writing, to be received within 7 days of the issue date.

Appeals should be sent to:

Parking Enquiries, Halstead Town Council, Mill House, The Causeway, Halstead Essex CO9 1ET

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Please quote the Excess Charge Ticket number and include your full name, address and contact details.

If an appeal is received within 7 days of the date the ticket was issued, the reduced charge will be held until a decision has been made.


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What is the fundamental of Essex DaRT?  

DaRT means demand responsive or Dial and Ride Transport.  It is formed of a number of minibus vehicles, typically accommodating between 8 and 16 passengers. These minibuses operate a range of bus services serving rural communities where conventional buses are not viable operations. They differ from normal bus services, in that they are totally flexible and can divert on and off route to collect and drop off passengers within their operating area. DaRT works by grouping bookings together to make it viable. It is not a taxi service, as there must be sufficient volume of passengers with similar itineraries. Most DaRT work, is former bus routes, and group bookings.  But unlike a large bus, DaRT only needs three or four passengers to make a group booking. And, when not operating a timetabled bus route or group booking, vehicles may be available for individual runs where no alternative transport is available. DaRT operates between 0600 and 2000 Mondays to Saturdays inclusive.

Also, unlike a conventional bus, you need to book your seat, and register as a customer, at least two hours in advance of travel, and can book up to three months in advance of travel. But, if you travel regularly, you do not need to book every single time you travel, as you can make a regular booking which lasts for three months.

To get more information download a leaflet from here  pdf small visit the Essex DaRT site here: pdf small or call Essex DaRT on 01621 874411.  

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