Free parking in South Shields town centre: All the car parks and on-street parking where you won't have to pay from May 17

Shoppers, diners and others using South Shields town centre will be able to park for free from Monday, May 17, after council chiefs dropped charges to help businesses bounce back during the pandemic.

A free parking offer has been launched in South Shields town centre to help encourage shoppers, diners and others back, with the aim of helping businesses as restrictions lift
A free parking offer has been launched in South Shields town centre to help encourage shoppers, diners and others back, with the aim of helping businesses as restrictions lift

To mark the further easing of covid restrictions and tempt more people into the town’s main shopping area, parking will be free on week days after 12noon Sunday to Friday, and all day on Saturdays in call council-owned car parks and on-street parking in the town centre area.

This offer does not apply to car parks at South Shields seafront.

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These are the car parks and on-street areas where you can park for free offer from May 17 – though some were already free for drivers.

Charlotte Street Car ParkNE33 1PX

Opening times:This car park is open 24/7, and is suitable for both short and long-stay parking.

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Spaces: 59

Height restrictions: None.

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Features: Lit, CCTV, Disabled spaces

Motor Homes: Motor home parking is available

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Charlotte Street South Car ParkNE33 1PX

Opening times: This car park is open 24/7, and is suitable for both short and long-stay parking.

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Spaces: 15

Height restrictions: None.

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Features: Lit, CCTV, Disabled spaces

Garden Lane North

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NE33 1PS

Opening times: This car park is open 24/7 days a week, and is suitable for both and long-stay parking.

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Spaces: 75 (six disabled)

Height restrictions: None

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Features: Lit, disabled spaces and Safer Parking Award.

Oyston Street Car Park

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NE33 1AP

Opening times: This car park is open 24/7, and is suitable for both and long-stay parking.

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Spaces: 95 (Six disabled)

Height restrictions: None

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Features: Lit, disabled spaces, Safer Parking Award and electric vehicle charging spaces.

Motor Homes: Motor home parking is available

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Salem Street Car Park

NE33 1HD

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Opening times: This car parking is open 24/7 days a week, and is suitable for both and long-stay parking.

Spaces: 34 (Five disabled)

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Height restrictions: None

Features: Lit, disabled spaces and Safer Parking Award.

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Motor Homes: Motor home parking is available

St. Hilda Street Car Park

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NE33 1QD

Opening times: This car park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Blue Badge holders can park free and there are no restrictions on the length of stay.

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Price: Free

Spaces: 35

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Height restrictions: None

Features: Lit, disabled spaces and Safer Parking Award.

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Motor homes: Motor home parking is available.

North Street (car parking)

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NE33 1HD

Opening times: This car parking is open 24/7, and is suitable for both and long-stay parking.

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Spaces: 115 (Seven disabled)

Height restrictions: None

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Features: Lit, disabled spaces, motorcycle spaces and Safer Parking Award.

Motor Homes: Motor home parking is available

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Thomas Street Car Park

NE33 1PU

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Opening times: This car park is open 24/7, and is suitable for both and long-stay parking.

Spaces: 50

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Height restrictions: None

Features: Lit and Safer Parking Award

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Motor Homes: Motor home parking is available

Winchester Street Car Park

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NE33 2PS

Opening times: Saturday and Sunday 24 hours. Blue Badge holders can park free and there are no restrictions on the length of stay.

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Spaces: 155

Height restrictions: None

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Features: Lit, CCTV, Safer Parking Award and electric vehicle charging spaces.

Mill Dam Car Park

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NE33 1EQ

Spaces: 90 (5 disabled) (3 electric vehicles)

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Height restrictions: None

Features: Disabled spaces and electric vehicle charging spaces

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Motor homes: Motor home parking is available.

The Word Car Park

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NE33 1DX

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Intended for people visiting The Word, this has free parking for up to 3 hours (but make sure to get a ticket at the machine).

The car park has 40 spaces, including seve disabled spaces and electric vehicle charging spaces.

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Anderson Street

NE33 2RJ

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Opening times:On-street parking available 24/7 days a week, with a two-hour maximum stay (Saturday and Sunday only).

Blue Badge holders can park free and there are no restrictions on the length of stay.

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Spaces:19 (on-street spaces)

Height restrictions: None

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Beach Road West

NE33 2NE

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Opening times: On-street parking available 24/7 days a week

Spaces: 14

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Height restrictions: None

Broughton RoadNE33 2RR

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Opening times: On-street parking available 24/7 days a week, with a two-hour maximum stay (Saturday and Sunday only).Blue Badge holders can park free and there are no restrictions on the length of stay.

Spaces: 19 (on-street spaces)

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Height restrictions:None

Claypath Lane

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NE33 4PP

Opening times: Saturday-Sunday 24 hours. Blue Badge holders can park free and there are no restrictions on the length of stay.

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Spaces: 40

Height restrictions: None

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Features: Free parking and lit

East Street

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NE33 1BP

Opening times: This on-street parking is available 24/7

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Spaces: 16 (four disabled)

Height restrictions: None

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Features: Disabled spaces

Fowler Street (car parking)

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NE33 1PG

Opening times: This on-street parking is available 24/7

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Price: Free with a maximum stay of 20 minutes. Blue Badge holders can park free and there are no restrictions on the length of stay.

Spaces: Seven (on street spaces)

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Height restrictions: None

Features: Lit