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Parking and Travel


parking sign Rochford District Council provides over 1200 Off-Street car parking spaces close to the town centres. There are also several bays marked for blue badge holders. Operational times and tariffs for Off-Street car parks are available below along with a link to pay parking fines (PCNs) online that have been issued in one of our car parks.

Pay a Parking Fine (PCN) - Issued in a car park Challenge a Parking Fine (PCN) - Issued in a car park
Information on Parking in Ashingdon Information on Parking in Rayleigh
Information on Parking in Hockley Information on Parking in Rochford
Map of car parks in the District Information on Residents Parking Schemes

Residents Parking Schemes

Residents Parking Schemes are managed by The South Essex Parking Partnership which is led by Chelmsford City Council. All enquiries regarding requests for a new scheme or the operation/enforcement of an existing scheme should be addressed to the South Essex Parking Partnership.

Information on Residents Parking Schemes  


The majority of issues relating to highways are the responsibility of Essex County Council. They are responsible for pot holes,  road safety, lining and signing, road maintenance, street lighting, road adoption, school crossing controls, safety cameras, gritting, snow and ice clearance and requests for yellow-lines etc. To contact the Highways Section, please phone 0845 6037631 or report the fault using Essex County Council's online reporting tool by clicking here.

Rochford District Council is no longer responsible for enforcing on-street parking regulations (yellow lines, commuter parking etc). Any queries or enforcement issues that relate to parking on roads, pavement or grass verges, should be directed to the South Essex Parking Partnership on 01245 606710 or email

South Essex Parking Partnership

South Essex Parking Partnership logo The Essex Parking Partnership (north and south) under an agency agreement with Essex County Council is responsible for the administration of all on-street parking enforcement across Essex and resident parking schemes including the issue and renewal of resident and visitor parking permits (where applicable).

The South Essex Parking Partnership is responsible for the on-street parking enforcement and resident parking schemes in the boroughs or districts of:

  • Basildon
  • Brentwood
  • Castle Point
  • Chelmsford
  • Maldon
  • Rochford

The South Essex Parking Partnership Joint Committee is responsible for all the decision making aspects of the new arrangements with Chelmsford Borough Council acting as lead authority for the partnership and dealing with day to day operations.

If you are a resident or a visitor to Rochford District, the following matters should be referred to the South Essex Parking Partnership offices at Chelmsford Borough Council, see links below:

Pay online for a Penalty Charge Notice which has been issued for an on-street parking contravention Appeal against a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) issued for an on-street parking contravention

Car Parks in the Rochford District

Abandoned Vehicles

abandoned vehicle Abandoned vehicles are an eyesore and a detriment to the area and environment they are found in. They can be dangerous and encourage antisocial behaviour. Rochford District Council aim to remove abandoned vehicles as quickly as possible. Do not assume that it has already been reported!

Report an abandoned vehicle

Bus Passes

Bus If you are 60 or over or are 'eligible disabled', you may be entitled to free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England. Find out about free bus travel.

Information on Bus Passes


Street lighting

Street Lights The majority of street lights along adopted highways are Essex County Council's responsibility. Essex County Council's Highways telephone number is 0845 6037631.

Street lights around Rochford District Council owned buildings, leisure centres etc are the responsibility of Rochford District Council.

Information on Street Lighting Report a problem with street lighting
Part night lighting - Essex County Council