Limited Parking – please park with consideration
As you can imagine in a historic town, parking wasn’t the first priority for the Georgians’ town planning. We have a few car parks with charges, a limited off-street parking, and some areas of town in which it is possible to park free of charge.
Derbyshire County Council is currently reviewing the county-wide parking plans, so we hope that there may soon be further incentive for visitors & residents to park & visit our town centre.
Be aware that emergency vehicles will need to use these roads at any time, so please park with consideration (Or accept that a fire/ medical emergency could & should take precedence over wing mirrors!).
At the moment, there are the following options for parking:
Wirksworth Market Place The steep market place is the most central and easiest place to park (apart from market day on Tuesday). There is a pay-and-display machine, although residents have parking discs which offer free parking before 11 & after 4. (Please note that a ticket bought before those times is valid from 11 for the length of the parking ticket permit). Easiest to find & to describe for meeting others – DE4 4ET for Sat-Nav.
Barmote Croft Car Park Another pay-and-display, this is slightly more tucked away off Coldwell Street, behind the United Reform Church & Seymour Interiors, and therefore sometimes has more spaces to offer.
Wheatsheaf Car Park Also pay and display. Behind the Wheatsheaf Pub, opposite the Anthony Gell School on Wood Street.
The Cooperative – this businesses currently offers free parking to their customers. It is expected that you will make a purchase at the Coop.
Electric Car Recharging – new from August 2017
Thanks to an initiative by Transition Wirksworth, the town now has two electric car recharging points, sited at the Co-op on Harrison Drive. This is a trial service, placed so that residents who are unable to park their car by their residence now have an opportunity to purchase an electric car and charge it at the Co-op.
The service will be available 24/7 and a full charge will take four hours, for which time there will be no parking charge.
Third Party Provider for recharging your vehicle
The operation will be managed by a third party provider “Charge your car” (CYC) network.
Customers will need to pre-register and purchase a payment card or download a smartphone app before they are able to use. Details of how to set up payment cards or apps can be found at https://www.zapmap.