Essential works on upper levels

From Monday 24 June, there will be essential maintenance and repair works taking place on levels 11, 12 and 13 of High Chelmer car park. You may experience noise from loud machinery and these levels will be closed off.

The works will last approximately 16 weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Location details

  • Postcode: CM1 1LE
  • Location of entrance: Bellmead


  • Number of spaces: 1,012
  • Disabled spaces: 26
  • Electric vehicle (EV) charging spaces: None
  • Motorcycle spaces: 10, located by the furthest-left entry lane. Motorcycles can park for free in this car park.

Payment details

This is a pay on foot car park. This means you must pay when you return to your vehicle and before you leave the car park (this includes paying at the barrier).

Payment type

  • Credit/debit card (we do not accept American Express)
  • Contactless


Monday to Saturday (from 6am)

  • Up to 1 hour: £2
  • Up to 2 hours: £3.50
  • Up to 3 hours: £4.70
  • Up to 4 hours: £6.20
  • Up to 5 hours: £9
  • Up to 6 hours: £10
  • Up to 7 hours: £12
  • Up to 8 hours: £16
  • Up to 10pm: £19

Evenings (from 5pm)

  • Up to 10pm (6pm on Sunday): £2.50

Sunday (from 6am)

  • Up to 1 hour: £2
  • Up to 2 hours: £3.50
  • Up to 3 hours: £4.70
  • Up to 6pm: £6.20

Other charges

  • Market traders and service roads: £4 (6am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday)
  • Release fee: £50
  • Lost ticket fee: £19

You can also enquire about season tickets for this car park.

Operating times

  • Opening times: 6am to 10pm (Monday to Saturday) and 6am to 6pm (Sunday)
  • Charging period: 6am to 10pm (Monday to Saturday) and 6am to 6pm (Sunday)

Bank Holiday opening times

  • Monday 26 August 2024 (Bank Holiday Monday): 7am to 7pm

Overnight parking

You can park in this car park overnight, but it is locked after 10pm from Monday to Saturday and after 6pm on Sunday.

The overnight tariff is £2.50. You can buy it from 5pm and it will last up to 10pm (6pm on Sunday).

If you are locked in one of our car parks after it closes, you can call 01245 606299. However, depending on staffing levels, you may not get your vehicle released immediately.

If you are able to get your vehicle released immediately, you will need to pay a £50 release fee.

Other details

  • Staffed: Yes
  • ANPR: No
  • CCTV: Yes
  • Height restriction: 2 metres
  • Season ticket available: Yes
  • Length of stay: Short stay
  • Type: Multi-storey

You can't reserve a space in this car park.

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