Parking in Cheltenham – a chance for residents and visitors to have their say

Published on 11th January 2017

Front corner of a parked car

Parking affects most people in one way or another and that’s why Cheltenham Borough Council is inviting people to share their views about car parking in the town. Surveys must be completed and returned to the council by midnight on Sunday 29 January 2017.

Ticket prices, car park access and disabled provision are some of the topics covered in the survey which focuses on ‘off street’ parking in council owned car parks. 

The aim of the exercise is to gather the information needed to help shape the council’s off-street parking strategy.  This document will offer guidance on the provision of adequate off street parking up to 2031, at competitive cost and will also take in to account access by environmentally friendly alternatives including walking, cycling and public transport. Important factors also include good traffic management and visitor experience.

Councillor Andrew McKinlay, cabinet member for development and safety said:  ‘’Whether it’s the cost of parking, the number of spaces or where those spaces are, it’s certainly a subject that is widely debated.  I am pleased that people now have the opportunity to tell us what they think about the town’s parking facilities.’’

Mike Redman, director for built environment added: ‘’This is a big piece of work which is really important to get right. We want as many people as possible to take part in the survey, whether they’re residents of Cheltenham, visitors or commuters. We need to make sure that the town’s parking provision takes account of the needs of everyone.’’

It is hoped that the findings, including the results of the survey will be ready to present to the council’s cabinet in late spring 2017.

To take part go visit the online survey  or pick up a survey from the reception at the Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 9SA or from a number of other locations around the borough*.  Surveys must be completed and returned by midnight on Sunday 29 January 2017.

For press enquiries, contact Katie Sandey, communications and web team leader on 01242 775037,

*In the coming days, the printed survey will be available at the following locations:


Main reception, Municipal Offices

Cash hall, Municipal Offices

Built environment reception, Municipal Offices

Cemetery and crematorium, Bouncers Lane

Central depot, Swindon Lane

Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square


Leisure at Cheltenham, Tommy Taylor’s Lane,

Pittville Pump Room, East Approach Drive

The Wilson, Clarence Street


Shopmobility, 30 St George’s Place

Cheltenham First Stop, 301-305 High Street


Cheltenham Library, Clarence Street


Hesters Way Neighbourhood project, Community Resource Centre, Cassin Drive, Cheltenham, GL51 7SU

Springbank Community Resource Centre, Springbank Way, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 0LG

Oakley Community Resource Centre, Clyde Crescent, Whaddon, Cheltenham, GL52 5QJ

St Paul’s Community Hub, St Paul's Walk, Cheltenham, GL50 4GG

Cheltenham West End Regeneration Partnership, Community Resource Centre, Grove Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3LZ

Pittville Park Refreshment Kiosks, Pittville Park