Coming to visit the Parish?
Maybe you’re in Welwyn to make use of our local shops and popular restaurants?
Visiting for a wedding?
The majority of parking in the Parish is free thanks to the support of local residents and Welwyn Parish Council. When Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council moved to make the local car parks “pay and display”, local residents agreed that they would prefer to pay through the parish precept to keep it free!
Welwyn Parish Council currently pays over £25,000 a year towards the leasing, maintenance and policing of the car parks owned by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council with the vast majority providing all-day availability to visitors as well as local businesses and residents. This is in addition to the money spent on those owned and maintained by the Parish Council itself. We believe the availability of free parking encourages the economic health of the village and the businesses located here, especially our shops, pubs and restaurants.
Great! So where can I park for free?
In Welwyn Village there are five car parks which provide all day parking facilities for free. These are (roughly in decreasing size):
- Whitehill, AL6 9FN (Next door to Acorn Playgroup and Pre-School off School Lane) (NOTE: This car park has a height restriction barrier.)
- Ottway Walk, AL6 9AS (Adjacent to the Welwyn Sports & Social Club, the Playing Fields and Children’s Play Area) (NOTE: This car park has a width restriction barrier.)
- Lockleys Drive, AL6 9NT (Adjacent to the Parish Council allotments)(NOTE: This car park has a height restriction barrier.)
- Titmus Yard, AL6 9LW (NOTE: This car park has restricted manoeuvering space.)
- Broomfield Road, AL6 9DW (NOTE: This is a very small car park with a height restriction barrier and restricted manoeuvering space.)
The only parking time limits currently in force are at the High Street Car Park AL6 9EQ which is limited to 90 minutes.*
*Note that there are separate limits for on-street parking and for businesses which provide parking for clients.
What if I receive a parking ticket (PCN)?
Penalty Charge Notices are issued by Civil Enforcement Officers (Traffic Wardens) within Welwyn Parish when you park on double yellow lines, single yellow lines during restricted periods, or overstay in the High Street Car Park or on-street parking bays. There are a few other occasions you might receive a ticket, such as parking in a disabled bay without showing a badge, or parking outside of a marked bay.
Welwyn Parish Council receives no income from this, and has to pay towards enforcement. We use enforcement to help keep roads clear of obstruction and prevent abuse of the short stay car park, which is designed to help people get in and out quickly for shopping.
If you want to find out more, or pay a PCN, please visit http://welhat.gov.uk or call 01279 655261