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Free Council parking for key workers extended

Photograph of Sheffield Town Hall, view from Pinstone Street

Car parks in the city centre managed by Sheffield City Council are now free to use for key workers, as identified by the Government.

This includes all off-street parking owned by the Council and has been extended to the end of Sunday 14th June whilst the Council reviews the latest Government guidance.

The Council has already provided permits for free on-street and off-street parking for NHS staff in conjunction with the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This further suspension of charges will enable other key workers to take advantage of free parking.

The Council car parks available to key workers without charge are:

    • Broad Lane


    • Brook Hill


    • Carver Lan


    • Carver Street


    • Copper Street


    • Ebenezer Street


    • Eldon Street


    • Fitzwilliam Street


    • Rockingham Street


    • Science Park B


    • Silver Street


    • Stanley Street


    • Trinity Street


    • Wellington Street


    • Wicker Lane


    • Willey Street


    • Workhouse Lane


    • Parkers Lane


    • Spooner Road


    • Alderson Road


    • Stewart Road

Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability at Sheffield City Council, said:

“This a very difficult time for everyone in Sheffield and whilst we encourage everyone who can stay at home to do so, we understand that some key workers need to continue to travel into the city centre for essential work.  Therefore we have decided to make this as stress-free as possible by suspending the charges on all Council car parks for key workers. We are working hard to support essential workers in our city in their work delivering vital services across Sheffield. I would like to thank all of our key workers for their dedication and effort during this pandemic.”

In accordance with current Government guidelines on Covid-19, people should only be travelling into Sheffield city centre for essential travel only, such as key workers accessing their workplace.  As such key workers will not require a permit to use Council car parks for free. The Council asks that everyone observes the current restrictions and you only travel into the city centre when it is absolutely necessary.

Whilst Council city centre car parks are now free to use, key workers are reminded that they should still pay attention to the other parking restrictions which will still be in force such as private car parks, yellow lines, clearways or Disabled Parking bays.