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The Avenue multi-storey car park

Opening hours

The car park is open 24 hours a day and the following charges apply:



Bank and public holidays are charged at normal rates.

Table showing charges for The Avenue car park

Length of time


Up to 1 hour


1 to 2 hours


2 to 3 hours


3 to 4 hours


4 to 5 hours


5 to 6 hours


6 to 7 hours


7 to 8 hours


Over 8 hours


Lost ticket (non refundable)


There are no free concessions for Blue Badge holders in any of our charging car parks.

Nightly charge

From 6pm to 6am the nightly charge is £1.50.

Please note that vehicles remaining in the car park after 6pm will incur the night charge in addition to charges already due.

Vehicles entering after 6pm will only incur the nightly charge.

Payment options

This is a pay on foot car park with paper-based tickets. You can use cash, debit or credit cards to pay.

On the ground floor there are 2 cash and card machines and 2 card machines.

On each of the other floors there is a cash and card machine located in the central lobby.

Types of spaces

There are:

  • 1233 general spaces
  • 69 spaces for Blue Badge holders (these are on all floors)
  • 4 spaces for electric car charging (for details on the charging points please visit Polar Plus)
  • motorcycle parking (lower ground floor)


There are CCTV systems and regular security patrols.

Our multi-storey car parks have been awarded the Park Mark™ award for safety. This scheme is aimed at reducing crime and the fear of crime. It is managed by the British Parking Association and is an initiative of the Association of Chief Police Officers.

Additional information

At the North side of the town centre, The Avenue car park adjoins the new retail area, giving direct access to Fenwick and Marks & Spencer. The main pedestrian entrance enters directly onto The Avenue, providing easy access to the shops, restaurants and cinema.

There is a height restriction barrier with 2 metres headroom.

Motorcycle access is by dispensing ticket at entry barriers. Normal parking charges apply.

The car park is managed from the Parking Shop, located by the exit at High Street car park. It is open from 8:30am to 7pm on Monday to Friday and from 8:30am to 6:30pm on Saturday. Out of hours remote assistance is available via the intercom at all other times.

Season tickets are not available for this car park.