Other Meadows car parks 

There are four car parks in Chelmsford called the Meadows. We own two of them, but we do not own:

If you park in these private car parks, the opening times and fees will be different to the Council-run car park. The pay by phone operator will also be a different company to MiPermit.

If you are a Blue Badge holder, you should check if you have to pay for your whole stay in these private car parks.

Euro Car Parks also manage the ground floor (level 0) of this multi-storey car park. Again, the pay by phone operator will also be a different company to MiPermit on this floor only.

Location details

  • Postcode: CM2 6LU
  • Location of entrance: Wharf Road


  • Number of spaces: 391
  • Disabled spaces: 21
  • Electric vehicle (EV) charging spaces: None
  • Motorcycle spaces: None

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
  • Contactless


Monday to Saturday

  • Up to 1 hour: £2
  • Up to 2 hours: £3
  • Up to 3 hours: £4.20
  • Up to 4 hours: £5.70
  • Up to 5 hours: £8.50
  • Up to 6 hours: £9.50
  • Up to 7 hours: £11.50
  • Up to 8 hours: £15.50
  • Up to 10pm: £18.50

Evenings (from 5pm)

  • Up to 10pm (6pm on Sunday): £2


  • Up to 1 hour: £2
  • Up to 2 hours: £3
  • Up to 3 hours: £4.20
  • Up to 6pm: £5.70

Other changes

  • Release fee: £50 
  • Lost ticket fee: £18.50

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: All hours

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. 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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Last updated: 21 November 2022