Andover Car Parks

Following Government announcements, we have taken the decision to suspend all car parking charges in Test Valley Borough Council car parks while the Coronavirus (covid-19) restrictions remain in place. For more information please visit www.testvalley.gov.uk/coronavirus

The Council operate a number of pay and display car parks in Romsey, ranging from short stay parking of up to 2 hours, to long-stay all-day parking.

There are 15 car parks in Andover with free parking after 4pm every day and parking is free in all car parks all day on Sundays. Overnight parking is FREE between the time the charging period ends at 4pm until 08:30am the following day. To assist drivers parking overnight, the pay and display ticket machines will issue tickets for the next charging day if a ticket is purchased after charging hours end. With effect from 31st January 2016, the Council is no longer responsible for the operation and management of the LIDL car park. LIDL have instructed a private operator to manage their car park from this time

Opening Hours:
Shepherd’s Spring Lane: open 24 hours (note: it is only a 5 minute walk for The Lights Theatre), and Chantry Centre: Monday to Saturday 7:00am to 11:00pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays 9:00am to 5:00pm. The Chantry Centre car park is locked outside of these hours. Times of access to all other car parks is unrestricted.

Going to the Leisure Centre or The Lights Theatre?

Nearby car parks are:

  • Leisure Centre Car Park
  • Marlborough Street Car Park
  • Simplyhealth Car Park (available to the public on Monday to Friday evenings from 5pm to 6:30am & also at weekends – Note: This is a pay & display car park on Saturdays from 8:30am to 4pm, but free during other available hours) Please do not cut through / walk across the adjacent Simplyhealth staff car park which is private and not for public access.
  • Shepherds Spring Lane Car Park (only a short 5 minute walk away)
  • West Street Car Park

Vehicles observed parked in contravention to the parking restrictions will be issued with a penalty charge notice.

Coach Parking:
*Shepherds Spring Lane Coach Parking is by prior arrangement only as there is a locked height barrier in place. Please contact 07833 930655 to book. Coach Parking Tariff £3.50 for five hours, £7.00 all day.

Blue Badge Holders:
You may park for free all day in medium and long stay car parks, please display your Blue Badge with the expiry date face up. You can park free of charge for up to three hours in Short stay car parks, or in the marked bays in the High Street for up to two hours. Please display your time clock and display your Blue Badge with expiry date face up. You may not park in season ticket areas or shopmobility bays, unless displaying a valid season ticket or shopmobility permit.

Motorcycles:
Solo motorcycles can park for free in the designated motorcycle bays within our car parks. Motorcycles parked in the general use bays must pay to park.

Parking charges:
The following charges apply to the car parks listed below between 8:30am and 4:00pm daily except on Sundays and recognised public holidays. Please see below on 'How to Pay.'

 

Andover short to medium stay tariffs / car parks

Up to 2 hours Up to 3 hours Up to 4 hours Up to 5 hours All Day
£1.00 £2.00 £3.00 £4.00 £5.90
Car park name: Additional parking facilities available
Black Swan Yard Short Stay (max 2 hours) Motorcycle Disabled
Town Mills Short Stay (max 2 hours) Motorcycle Disabled
Borden Gates Short Stay (max 2 hours) Motorcycle Disabled
Anton Mill Road Medium Stay (max 3 hours) Motorcycle Disabled
George Yard  Medium Stay (West side - max 2 hour, East side up to All Day) Motorcycle Disabled
Chantry Centre Medium Stay (Levels 1A and 2 - max 2 hour, Levels 2A and above  - up to All Day Motorcycle Disabled
Marlborough Street Medium Stay Motorcycle Disabled
South Street Medium Stay Motorcycle Disabled
Leisure Centre Medium Stay Motorcycle
Simply Health Medium Stay (Mon to Fri evenings 5pm to 6:30am & weekends only. Pay & Display on saturdays 8.30am to 4pm)  
West Street Car Park Medium Stay Motorcycle Disabled

 

Andover long stay tariffs / car parks

Up to 2 hours Up to 3 hours Up to 4 hours Up to 5 hours All Day
£1.00 £2.00 £3.00 £4.00 £4.40
Car park name Additional parking facilities available
Shepherds Spring Lane Long Stay (special rate up to 2 hours FREE, up to 3 hours £1.20) Disabled Coach Parking*
Winchester Road Long Stay Motorcycle
Anton Mill Road Long Stay  
The Acre Long Stay  

How to pay:

Debit or Credit Card - All Pay and Display car park machines accept debit or credit card and contactless Payments, including Apple Pay and Android Pay.

 Cash – All pay and display car park machines accept 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. No change is given. All ticket machines are checked at the beginning of the day to ensure that they are working properly. Whenever money is inserted into a machine, the amount is registered in the display window and the coin/s should be inserted slowly so that sufficient time is allowed for the machine to calculate the amount paid and to release the ticket. The onus is on the customer to check the display before pressing the button for the release of a ticket. If the correct amount does not show in the display, the reject button should be pressed for the release of the coin/s and the process redone. Our ticket machines are fitted with coin validators and will reject any coins of imperfect weight, shape or size.

‘RingGo’ is a quick, easy to use mobile phone service, which lets you pay for your parking with a credit or debit card, rather than using cash at a machine. Details of the RingGo service can be found on notices in each car park, or by visiting www.ringgo.co.uk  There is a small convenience fee for using this service.

When Parking at Chantry Centre Multi Storey car park, aswell as the ‘Pay & Display’ option, there is also an option to ‘Pay on Exit’ with your debit or credit card using the ‘Check in / Check out’ system. You first insert your debit or credit card and key in your vehicle registration number on arrival at the car park using the Check in / Check out ticket machines which are located in the Lift Lobby on Level 1a of the car park.  You then go back to these ticket machines in the lift lobby just before returning to your car to ‘check-out’. Detailed instructions on use of this service can be found in the Lift Lobby, Level 1A.

There is a telephone number on all tariff boards adjacent to the ticket machine that you can call for advice if you are experiencing any problems paying.

 

Further information on our car parks is available from the Parking Office 01264 368730, or Email: carparks@testvalley.gov.uk