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Car parking in Swale

We have 44 car parks throughout Swale, 27 Pay and Display and 17 free of charge car parks.

Pay and Display
Free of charge
Faversham 4
Sittingbourne 12
Sheerness 11
Total 27

All car parks are enforced daily.

Short Stay car parks have a maximum waiting time of 4 hours.

Season Tickets are available for long stay car parks. Please call Customer Services on 01795 417385 to make an application.

If a machine is out of service, please use an alternative machine (where available within the car park). Where a pay and display machine is not available payment must be made using cashless parking provided by RingGo by calling 01622 260190 or using their app. Please note that you may not park without payment of the parking charge.

Cashless parking

Swale Borough Council will be offering cashless parking from its new supplier, RingGo, from Saturday 9 September 2017.

All Swale car parks will have the facility to pay for parking via The RingGo smartphone app or by phone; this:

Signing up to RingGo

When you sign up to the RingGo parking service, you will automatically be included in the following helpful text services:

These three text services are charged at 20p each.

You can change your options at any time by phone, by using the RingGo website or by using the Android or iPhone app.

To update your options on the mobile app:

Go to my account and update your options by changing your preferences using the sliders on the right hand side of the screen.

RingGo Parking App October 2017

Change your text alert preferences on the RingGo parking App

To update your options by phone: 

Call 01795 570300. Listen to the options available and choose option 1 to opt in or option 2 to opt out when prompted.

To update your options on the RingGo website: 

Visit the RingGo website and click ‘Opt in/out of receiving text messages’. You will be asked to enter your login details to verify your account. 

Updating your options using the RingGo website provides an additional option to permanently update your text message preferences in one place. The preferences you choose on the RingGo website will then be automatically updated across your account including the mobile app.

Parking Enforcement

Civil Enforcement Officers receive live payment information for more accurate enforcement; however, pay units will remain in place for customers unable to use RingGo.

How to get the Smartphone App

To download the App for iPhone, click here.

To download the App for Android, click here.

For more information including help and FAQ, visit the RingGo website

Coach and caravan parking in Swale

Coaches may drop off passengers at Lesley Smith drive, adjacent to Central Car Park, in Faversham.

Long stay coach parking is available at Macknade Fine Foods in Selling Road and at Central car park with an additional 2x designated bays.

There are no facilities for parking caravans / motorhomes / campervans in any of our car parks or on-street parking bays.

Sleeping in a vehicle overnight is not allowed. Visit the Camping and Caravanning club UK website to find a nearby campsite.

Disabled bays

Disabled Blue Badge holders can park in any disabled bay, or should there be none available, any of the other bays free of charge for up to 8 hours. A valid blue badge must be clearly displayed at all times.

Motorcycle bays

A total of 12 motorcycle bays are available in Swale. Parking is free of charge for up to four hours. Excess motorcycles may also park in an ordinary bay but will have to pay and display a valid ticket.

Electric-car charging points

Free electric car charging points are now available at The Swallows and Swale House car parks, though you must buy a parking ticket covering the duration of the stay.

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Additional services such as text reminders are an opt in or opt out service. Optional services on the phone or app include additional charges. These charges are 20p each for the following:


·         To receive a confirmation text to state when your parking session began.

·         An expiry text which will occur approximately 10 minutes before your parking session is due to end.

·         To extend your parking session. Your additional time will need to be purchased before you parking session ends.

Car parks - Faversham

View the Council car parks in Faversham.

Car parks - Sheppey

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Car parks - Sittingbourne

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