Your  opportunity  to  comment  on  proposed  new  parking  charges

The Royal Parks (TRP) have just announced a consultation into the introduction of car parking
charges in Richmond and Bushy Parks. The proposal is:

  • Parking charges of £1.40 per hour Monday-Saturday and £ per hour 2/hr
    on Sunday
  • Applicable from 9am to 6pm only, whenever the car parks are open
  • A maximum of 6 hrs parking in any one car park
  • Spaces reserved for Blue Badge holders will remain and holders will be
    exempt from the charges
  • The money will go towards the maintenance and upkeep of related park

TRP say that this brings them in line with local authorities surrounding the Park, discourages commuters from using the Park’s car parks and encourages more sustainable means of visiting. The 8-week consultation closes on 1 November.

The Friends understands the rationale for car parking charges, especially given the numbers now visiting the Park and the increasing congestion in car parks. We will be preparing a response to the consultation and would like to hear your views. Please write to us at as soon as possible. We will publish our conclusions in the next few weeks, well before the consultation ends.

Read more here and find the consultation Questionnaire (5 questions) and email address for responses.