District: Braintree

Causeway Car Park (Short Stay)

Hourly ChargeSaturday 7am to 7pmSunday 7am to 7pm
Up to 1 hour£1.00£0.50 All Day
1 – 3 hours£2.00
3 – 6 hours£3.50
Over 6 hours£5.50
Overnight (up to 07:30am)£5.50£0.50

**SPECIAL OFFER**
Parking from 3pm to 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays – 10p

Offer only available when using the yellow button on the Pay & Display machine

George Yard Multi-Storey (Short Stay)

Hourly ChargeSaturday 7am to 7:30pmSunday 8:30am to 5pm
Up to 1 hour£1.00£0.90
1 – 3 hours£2.00£2.00
3 – 6 hours£3.50 £3.50
Over 6 hours£6.00£6.00
Overnight (up to 07:30am)£0.50£0.50

**SPECIAL OFFER**
Parking from 3pm to 7pm Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday – 10p

Offer only available when using the yellow button on the Pay & Display machine

Season Ticket Type3 months6 months12 months
Season Tickets£145.00£550.00
Season Tickets (overnight 7pm to 7am)£30.00£55.00£100.00
Season tickets are available through MiPermit. To purchase a season ticket, please visit: MiPermit North Essex Cashless Parking and Digital Permits

Victoria Square Car Park (Short Stay)

Hourly ChargeSaturday 7am to 7pmSunday 7am to 7pm
Up to 1 hour£1.00£0.50 All Day
1 – 3 hours£2.00
3 – 6 hours£3.50
Over 6 hours£5.50
Overnight (up to 07:30am)£5.50£0.50

**SPECIAL OFFER**
Parking from 3pm to 7pm Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday – 10p

Offer only available when using the Pay & Display machines

Station Approach Car Park (Long Stay)

Hourly ChargeMonday to Friday 7am to 7pmSaturday 7am to 7pmSunday 7am to 7pm
Up to 1 hour£1.00
1 – 3 hours£2.00
3 – 6 hours£3.00
Over 6 hours£4.50£2.00 All Day£2.00 All Day
Overnight (up to 07:30am)£0.50£0.50£0.50
Market Traders (Monday to Saturday)£1.50 (or Free with a permit from the Market Inspector)
Season Ticket Type3 months6 months12 months
Season Tickets£145.00£550.00
Season Tickets (overnight 7pm to 7am)£30.00£55.00£100.00
Allotment Parking PermitsFREE (by calling us on 01206 282316)
Season tickets are available through MiPermit. To purchase a season ticket, please visit: MiPermit North Essex Cashless Parking and Digital Permits

School road safety scheme launches during Road Safety Week

Earls Colne Primary School 3PR Launch on 15 November: (Not in order) Cllr Richard Van Dulken (NEPP’s Member for Braintree District Council), Cllr Gabriella Spray (Braintree District Council Ward Councillor), Ms Sibley, Headteacher of Earls Colne Primary School, school staff and pupils, Essex Police. and 3PR costumed-character.

Earls Colne Primary School 3PR Launch on 15 November: (Not in order) Cllr Richard Van Dulken (NEPP’s Member for Braintree District Council), Cllr Gabriella Spray (Braintree District Council Ward Councillor), Ms Sibley, Headteacher of Earls Colne Primary School, school staff and pupils, Essex Police. and 3PR costumed-character. 

This Road Safety Week, the North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) is aiming to improve road safety for over 400 pupils at Earls Colne Primary School by launching one of its gold 3PR packages.  

3PR, which represents the three parking rules of care, consideration and caution, delivers a positive message about school parking and provides advice and guidance to children, parents and carers on safe and considerate parking practices. As well as focussing on safety outside the school gates, the initiative also encourages sustainable and physically active ways of travelling to and from school such as walking, cycling and scooting. 

This package includes Park and Stride locations, where parents are encouraged to park away from the school gates and complete the rest of their journey on foot. The aim is to reduce the number of vehicles stopping to drop pupils outside of the gates, potentially obstructing the view of pedestrians and cyclists, to reduce congestion and increase safety. 

Partners of this Park and Stride scheme include Earls Colne Recreation Club car park, Earls Colne Village car park (managed by Braintree District Council), Earls Colne Village Hall car park and Riverside Spice car park.

The school will also be operating and patrolling a 3PR zone outside the school, where pupils collect tokens for walking, scooting, or cycling into the zone.  This reduces the number of cars at the school gates and engages pupils by encouraging competition with other classes to be awarded the coveted 3PR trophy.  

In addition to the above, the school has been provided with 3PR resources including 3PR Hi Vis jackets, information leaflets, signage, educational content and much more. 

The school also has a vending machine where pupils can purchase prizes with points earned over each term.   

Cllr Dan Land, North Essex Parking Partnership Chair, said: “I was pleased to attend the launch at Walton last week, seeing kids happy and at the same time safer, is surely what we all want. We are really proud of the work we do to make school drop-offs and pick-ups safer, and Road Safety Week will play a big part in that. Our 3PR schemes genuinely make a difference and I encourage any schools interested in the scheme to get in touch with us via the 3PR website, schoolparking.org.uk.” 

Jakki Sibley, Headteacher of Earls Colne Primary School, said: “Here at ECPS we’re very committed to finding new ways to encourage a calmer, safer and greener school journey for our families. NEPP has been excellent in providing the resources to set up the 3PR initiative and with help formalising our Park and Stride schemes with local partners. We are looking forward to seeing the positive impact the Park and Stride and 3PR zone will have on cars stopping outside the gates to drop off pupils.   

“I think 3PR is an excellent scheme, fully funded by NEPP, they have provided us with the resources we need to help educate pupils, families and our local community around road safety at the school gates. 

“I’d like to take the opportunity to say thank you to the local businesses who have supported the scheme and allow our families to use their facilities, this community is great at working together and this is no exception.” 

Yesterday’s launch at Earls Colne Primary School follows an identical gold 3PR launch which took place at Walton-on-the-Naze Primary School on 4 November, as well as three silver 3PR package launches last week.

Suzie Bliss, Headteacher of Walton-on-the-Naze Primary School, said: “The launch was great fun and meant that lots of our families were engaged and involved. So far, it has already had an impact on the parking outside our school.  

“Thank you to NEPP’s 3PR team for the event.”

To find out more about 3PR, visit schoolparking.org.uk

Walton-on-the-Naze Primary School Launch on 4 November: (Not in order) Cllr Dan Land (Chair of the North Essex Parking Partnership), Cllr Delyth Miles (Tendring District Ward Councillors), Mrs Bliss (Headteacher of Walton-on-the-Naze Primary School), school staff and 3PR costumed-character.

School starts the new year with new road safety scheme 

Photo of 3PR launch at St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School in Colchester on 10 January 2023: (Not in order) Councillor Martin Goss (NEPP’s Member for Colchester City Council), Ward Councillors Sue Lissimore and Leigh Tate, Mrs Kelly (Headteacher of St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School), school pupils and the 3PR costumed-character.

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School in Colchester has started the new year by launching one of the North Essex Parking Partnership’s (NEPP) Gold 3PR packages to improve road safety outside the school for its 200+ pupils.  

3PR, which represents the three parking rules of care, consideration and caution, delivers a positive message about school parking and provides advice and guidance to children, parents and carers on safe and considerate parking practices. As well as focussing on safety outside the school gates, the initiative also encourages sustainable and physically active ways of travelling to and from school such as walking, cycling and scooting. 

The school will also be operating and patrolling a 3PR zone outside the school, where pupils collect tokens for walking, scooting, or cycling into the zone.  This reduces the number of cars at the school gates and engages pupils by encouraging competition with other classes to be awarded the coveted 3PR trophy.  

In addition to the above, the school has been provided with 3PR resources including 3PR Hi Vis jackets, information leaflets, signage, educational content and much more.  

Cllr Dan Land, North Essex Parking Partnership Chair, said: “It’s fantastic that another school has signed up for our very popular and effective 3PR scheme. Almost 30 schools across North Essex have now signed up to the scheme and I would encourage any schools interested in the scheme to get in touch with us via the 3PR website at schoolparking.org.uk.” 

Mrs Kelly, Headteacher of St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, said: “The children are very excited about sharing 3PR’s message with their parents and carers and showing our neighbours how we always act with kindness and consideration – even when we are parking!”  

To find out more about 3PR, visit schoolparking.org.uk

Braintree

Causeway Car Park (Short Stay)

Pay and display is only available at weekends
Postcode: CM7 9HB
Number of Spaces: 212 marked bays
Height Restrictions: N/A
Season Tickets: Not Available
MiPermit Location Number: 737911
Payment Methods Available: MiPermit + Coin
Hourly ChargeSaturday 7am to 7pmSunday 7am to 7pm
Up to 1 hour£1.00£0.50 All Day
1 – 3 hours£2.00
3 – 6 hours£3.50
Over 6 hours£5.50
Overnight (up to 07:30am)£5.50£0.50

**SPECIAL OFFER**
Parking from 3pm to 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays – 10p

Offer only available when using the yellow button on the Pay & Display machine

George Yard Multi-Storey (Short Stay)

Postcode: CM7 2QB
Number of Spaces: 715 marked bays
Height Restrictions: 2.13m (7')
Season Tickets: Available
MiPermit Location Number: 737901
Payment Methods Available: MiPermit + Card/debit card including contactless + Coin

Hourly ChargeSaturday 7am to 7:30pmSunday 8:30am to 5pm
Up to 1 hour£1.00£0.90
1 – 3 hours£2.00£2.00
3 – 6 hours£3.50 £3.50
Over 6 hours£6.00£6.00
Overnight (up to 07:30am)£0.50£0.50

**SPECIAL OFFER**
Parking from 3pm to 7pm Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday – 10p

Offer only available when using the yellow button on the Pay & Display machine

Season Ticket Type3 months6 months12 months
Season Tickets£145.00£550.00
Season Tickets (overnight 7pm to 7am)£30.00£55.00£100.00
Season tickets are available through MiPermit. To purchase a season ticket, please visit: MiPermit North Essex Cashless Parking and Digital Permits

George Yard Surface (Short Stay)

Season ticket holders only
Postcode: CM7 2QB
Number of Spaces:
Height Restrictions: N/A
Season Tickets: Available
MiPermit Location Number: N/A

Season Ticket Type3 months6 months12 months
Season Tickets – Monday to Sunday£145.00£550.00
Season tickets are available through MiPermit. To purchase a season ticket, please visit: MiPermit North Essex Cashless Parking and Digital Permits

Station Approach Car Park (Long Stay)

Postcode: CM7 3QL
Number of Spaces: 135 marked bays
Height Restrictions: 2.1m (7')
Season Tickets: Available
MiPermit Location Number: 737904
Payment Methods Available: MiPermit + Coin

Hourly ChargeMonday to Friday 7am to 7pmSaturday 7am to 7pmSunday 7am to 7pm
Up to 1 hour£1.00
1 – 3 hours£2.00
3 – 6 hours£3.00
Over 6 hours£4.50£2.00 All Day£2.00 All Day
Overnight (up to 07:30am)£0.50£0.50£0.50
Market Traders (Monday to Saturday)£1.50 (or Free with a permit from the Market Inspector)
Season Ticket Type3 months6 months12 months
Season Tickets£145.00£550.00
Season Tickets (overnight 7pm to 7am)£30.00£55.00£100.00
Allotment Parking PermitsFREE (by calling us on 01206 282316)
Season tickets are available through MiPermit. To purchase a season ticket, please visit: MiPermit North Essex Cashless Parking and Digital Permits

Victoria Square Car Park (Short Stay)

Postcode: CM7 9HW
Number of Spaces: 48 marked bays
Height Restrictions: 2.1m (6.8')
Season Tickets: Not Available
MiPermit Location Number: 737913
Payment Methods Available: MiPermit + Card/Debit card including contactless + Coin

Hourly ChargeSaturday 7am to 7pmSunday 7am to 7pm
Up to 1 hour£1.00£0.50 All Day
1 – 3 hours£2.00
3 – 6 hours£3.50
Over 6 hours£5.50
Overnight (up to 07:30am)£5.50£0.50

**SPECIAL OFFER**
Parking from 3pm to 7pm Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday – 10p

Offer only available when using the Pay & Display machines

Christmas Operational Update

Hand shown using NEPP's new website.

We are currently operating our services on a ‘business as usual’ basis, taking into account the pre-planned festive disruptions. We acknowledge that parts of Essex are currently in Tier 4 whereas others are, as things stand, in Tier 2.

Civil Enforcement Officer patrols are continuing in all NEPP districts, both on and off-street and resident permit schemes are operating as usual. Resident permits and visitor permits must therefore be used at all times, including where signage does not state ‘except bank holidays’.

Our business unit, including our customer services, are operating on a planned reduced service as is the case each year. Telephone lines will therefore only be open on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st December for customer queries before returning to normal operations on the 4th January 2021.

MiPermit will operate as normal throughout the festive period however their telephone lines will not be in operation until the 4th January. All other MiPermit services – including their app, website and SMS services – will operate in the usual way.

However in light of the tiered restrictions the Government is constantly reviewing, we will review all NEPP operations on the 4th January 2021 and provide further updates should additional operational measures need to be taken. Until this time, no further changes to our services are planned.

Parking charges suspended for key NHS workers

Hand shown using NEPP's new website.

PARKING charges have been suspended for critical health and social care workers.

Following an agreement with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) has suspended charges for key NHS workers.

The plan means NHS staff will not have to pay to park in council car parks or at the roadside whilst carrying out their frontline duties.

NEPP also plans to waive any fines received by health and social care workers while carrying out their duties over recent days.

Workers are encouraged and will be supported to appeal the fines, with supporting evidence from their employer.

Free parking will be in place until further notice.

Robert Mitchell, chair of NEPP, said: “Critical workers are doing vital and highly valued work, day and night, to support the most vulnerable in our society, save lives and keep our country running through this unprecedented crisis.

“The NEPP welcomes its role in helping key workers get to work – enabling them to park in on-street bays or council-owned car parks without having to worry about cost or time restrictions.

Click here to find out more about how NEPP responded to the Covid-19 pandemic