Newport Town Centre Short Stay Car Parking 

Parking Plan to increase turnover of short stay spaces in Newport
The initiative is to install parking machines that will issue FREE tickets
at Stafford Street Car Park by Summer 2019


The aim of increasing the turnover of car park spaces, is as a result of a partnership between Telford & Wrekin Council, Newport Town Council, Market traders and the Chamber of Commerce with funding being secured from the Ni Park Town Centre improvements package. 

It is hoped that the machines will ensure that short stay car parking spaces are used in a more efficient way and will provide a welcome boost to the Town centre economy, resulting in more customers’ being able to visit Newport Town centre.

There is NO intention to start charging for parking.

Newport will still remain a FREE car parking Town

What will change from the current arrangement?

Currently, the whole of Stafford Street car park is not time limited so as long as vehicles are parked within the lined bay or display a blue badge if parked in a disabled bay vehicles can park unrestricted. The new arrangements will segregate the section of the car park closest to B&M to allow short stay parking only. The remainder of the car park will remain unrestricted.

The length of time you will be able to park in the short stay area will be 3 hours and you will not be able to return with 2 hours. You will be required to get a free parking ticket from one of the two parking machines located in the short stay section of the car park.

Why is a short stay area being introduced?

Parking in Newport is something that has been raised as a growing concern. Newport Town Council are aware that it is often difficult for those looking to come to Newport for a short duration to find a parking space. These new arrangements will look to try and encourage a turnover of vehicle and make it easier for a space to be found for those visiting Newport.

A similar scheme was introduced in Wellington recently and it has proven to be successful in freeing up short term parking.

Why are the machines being installed on the short stay section of the car park?

This arrangement will allow the Enforcement Officers to effectively manage this car park and monitor the three hour time limit. Without the free tickets, the only way to enforce is to take a record of tyre valve positions during two observations three hours apart– this means that a number of vehicles could exploit the time limits and therefore the turnover of vehicles would not be achieved. This is a positive step to ensure the vitality of Newport town centre is maintained.

What do I have to do when parking on a Short stay car park?

Once you have parked your vehicle in a lined bay, you will need to obtain a free ticket from the nearest parking machine by inputting your vehicle registration into the machines. You will then need to clearly display the ticket issued in your front windscreen and make a note of the time the free parking period expires. You will then be required to leave the car park before this time expired.


VIEW a Map of the new layout of Stafford Street Car Park Here

Read our FAQ HERE




Published Legal Notice Friday 19th July 2019 

Newport Town Centre Short Stay Car Parking

Telford & Wrekin Council Off Street Parking Places Order 2019 - Newport

Borough of Telford and Wrekin Council’s reasons for proposing to make the above order: -

Telford and Wrekin Council (“the Council”) are currently undertaking a review of all the Off Street Parking Places within the Borough and the associated Traffic Regulation Orders. This is to ensure they are correct and are suitable for current traffic conditions. In addition to this, the method of managing the short stay car parks is changing, users of Stafford Street car park will be required to display a free ticket issued from a parking machine located within the short stay section of the car park.

This proposal has been developed in partnership with Newport Town Council with the aim of being able to better manage the car park and encourage a turnover of vehicles allowing visitors to Newport to find a space. Therefore, an order has been produced to replace the current orders which apply to the off street parking areas in Newport.

A copy of the Order, the relevant plans, a statement of the Council’s reasons for making the Order and details of any affected orders may be examined online at Here

Should you wish to object to this order, objections should be made in writing by 09/08/2019 to: Network Management, Transport and Highways Development, Darby House, Telford & Wrekin Council, TF3 4JA or




It was wonderful to see so many residents at The Annual Town Meeting, Thank you to PC Lee Thomas and Inspector Gary Wade for their insightful presentation on Neighbourhood Watch, Thank you to Cllr Peter Scott for hosting, Thank you to Gail and Diane from SALC for their advice and guidance for residents considering standing in the approaching elections.

Massive congratulations to Lesley Green for Winning The Newport Town Council Special Recognition Award for her community work in Newport.

And finally a huge thank you to all that attended, Newport Town Council represents your community and thank you for making a difference.