Car parking tariffs
On 1 April 2019 some of our car parking tariffs changed. The fee for a full day’s parking is reduced from £2.50 to £2.00. To park for up to an hour there is now a charge of £1. These new charges apply to the following sites which are operated by ParkingEye.
Waltham Abbey Gardens
We have taken the decision to remove the free hour as, like all bodies that receive public funding, we have to constantly evaluate how we finance the activities and experiences we provide which include free guided walks, cycle routes and first class habitats for plants and wildlife. We are partly funded by local authorities across London, Essex and Hertfordshire.
We understand the pressures they are under and as such we are constantly looking at ways of generating more funds ourselves to help reduce our reliance on the tax payer and help these sites continue to be first rate habitats for plants and wildlife and places that people want to visit. We have ensured that this change in the structure of our fees is in line with the charges in place in similar parks and attractions and hope that you understand the reasons for doing this and continue to visit.
Charges are in place seven days a week, including Bank Holidays whenever the car parks are open. Charges apply to all vehicles, including motorbikes.
First hour £1.00
Up to 24 hours £2.00
We have ensured that our charges are fair and consistent with what is now common practice of charging for car parking in the area.
To The following car parks are operated by Broxbourne Borough Council and different car parking charges apply.
Cheshunt Country Walk
Broxbourne Old Mill and Meadows
Blue Badge holders
Blue Badge holders can park for free, please register your details with us to be eligible.
Please allow seven days for your registration to be activated.
Annual parking permits
In order to ensure continued cover you need to renew your car parking permits at least 7 days prior to the expiry date.
When renewing you permits you will be asked to enter a renewal date, this date should be 12 months from the date your existing permit is due to expire e.g. if your current permit expires on 1 June 2019, you’ll need to enter 31 May 2020.
Methods of payment for day tickets
• At the payment machine within the car park, to be paid at any point before you leave
• Online at paybyphone.co.uk (there is an extra administration fee for using this service)
• By phone 0330 400 7275 (there is an extra administration fee for using this service)
How do I appeal if I have received a Penalty Charge Notice?
Please be aware that Lee Valley Regional Park Authority is not involved in the issuing of, or the appeals process for, any Penalty Charge Notice given.
The car park is run by ParkingEye and in the event of a customer appealing their parking charge all appeals are dealt with directly by them. You would need to contact ParkingEye as per the details on their charge letter, which is via one of the following methods: in writing to ParkingEye, PO Box 575, Chorley, PR6 6HT or via the online appeals form at parkingeye.co.uk/Appeal
Please note that Lee Valley Regional Park Authority does not profit in any way from the issuing of Penalty Charge Notices and we will support an appeal if the customer has abided by and followed the car parking terms and conditions fully.