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Car Park Guidance

Opening times

Car park operating times are 8am to 6pm.

Overnight parking

No overnight parking is permitted.

Pay and display

Pay and display is required Monday to Saturday, free on Sundays and public holidays. Pay and display tickets are not transferable between vehicles or car parks.

Season tickets for council car parks are available.

Please note that all our car park ticket machines currently only accept 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins and do not give change.

Blue Badge

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council offers free parking for Blue Badge holders on its car parks across the District. There are a few restrictions as follows :-

  • Park within the bay marking lines
  • Display your Blue badge clearly on the dashboard
  • If using a short stay car park, please display the clock set at the time of arrival next to the Blue Badge and ensure that you do not exceed the maximum stay of the car park

If there are no Blue Badge holder bays available you can use the standard parking bays which are a little narrower.


There are no designated spaces for this type of vehicle. Smaller examples may park in the car parks, where height barriers allow, but will need to purchase and display two pay and display tickets if using up two bays (if you are in doubt then please buy two tickets). Please be aware that if parking your motorhome on the car parks that there is a weight restriction of 3500kgs.

Larger motorhomes should use the available parking opposite the bus station at the Smithfield Centre bus parking area.


We do not have specific motorcycle bays in our car parks, motorcycles need to park in a marked parking bay and pay the vehicle charge as shown on the tariff board.

If more than one motorcycle is parked in the bay only one pay and display ticket would need to be bought, we would advise owners to carry the ticket with them and produce it should they be issued a Penalty Charge Notice.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Parking Order

For more information about the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's Parking Order please look at the documents listed below.

Parking Order [26MB]

SMDC Variation Order (2022) [4MB]