Shere Car Park

Shere Car Park is owned by the Trustees of Shere Recreation Ground and managed and operated by Shere Parish Council since 2008.
The Car Park is located on London Lane, Shere at the junction of Upper Street, Shere. The main car park has 90 spaces. It is currently free to use but charging is due to be implemented shortly.

At the full council meeting on the 21st March 2024 the following was agreed (to be reviewed after three months after installation):
Charging implemented by Car Park Operator Anchor Services, with the following structure:

  • £1 per hour or part of
  • First 30 Minutes free of charge on every separate visit to the car park with no limit on the number of visits in a day
  • Operating hours 9am-6pm 7 days a week
  • No charge on Christmas Day
  • Blue Badge to pay parking fee over the 30mins free
  • Pay after use the car park – up to 24 hours
  • Stay can be extended
  • Grace period 20 minutes initially, then reduced to 10 minutes
  • PCNs will be issued by Car Park Operator

It is likely it will be installed by the end of May. It will be advertised ahead of going live, on this website, at the car park, in the parish magazine and on social media.

Criteria for Exemptions for the Main Car Park (application to apply for an exemption will be available here shortly):

  • A Resident (with a Shere Village Postcode) without off street parking – 2 fixed number plate exemptions by application (to use the road or residents parking area first where possible)
  • A resident (with a Shere Village Postcode) with one off street parking place – 1 fixed number plate exemption by application (to use the road or residents parking area first where possible)
  • Business employer/employee exemptions to be dealt with on individual circumstances by application (to use the road or residents parking area first where possible)
  • School and Surgery staff to be dealt with on individual circumstances by application (to use the road or residents parking area first where possible)
  • If car park not used for 6 months exemption removed
  • Discretionary Exemptions for exceptional circumstances to be considered on an individual basis and Delegated to Chair/Vice Chair and Office

There is also a residents and sports club area which will remain free to use as it has been for the present time.

If you have a query regarding Shere car park please use the following email:

carpark@nullshereparishcouncil.gov.uk


Statement from Shere Parish Council Chairman Roy Davey
Shere Parish Council are responsible for managing and maintaining Shere’s Public Car Park. The Car Park is on the Recreation Ground – land purchased in 1926 by public subscription – the title of which is held in Trust by the Trustees of Shere Recreation Ground Association, a registered Charity.
For some months the Parish Council and The Trustees have been debating the question of charging visitors for use of this car park.
As there was a disagreement in the interpretation of the Agreement, we went before an independent Adjudicator, appointed by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. On November 15th the Adjudicator’s decision was delivered. The decision was in favour of the Parish Council’s plan to charge users of the car park, for parking when visiting Shere.
The reason for charging is not to discourage visitors from coming to our attractive small village in the Surrey Hills. It is to relieve you, the residents, of the substantial costs you pay via your annual precept charge (collected via your Council Tax ), for the maintenance and repairing of the car park, and other village facilities such as the public toilets etc – which are largely provided for, and used by, the many visitors to our small village.

Some questions and concerns have been voiced by both residents and businesses. Answers to some of these can be found by clicking HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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