|Car park||Standard bays||Permit holders||Market traders||Disabled badge holders||Motorcycle parking||Postcode|
|Ashton Square - Dunstable||387||10||50||27||-||LU6 3SN|
|Grove Park - Dunstable||437||-||-||39||Yes||LU5 4JD|
|Matthew Street - Dunstable||72||28||-||3||Yes||LU6 1SD|
|Priory Gardens - Dunstable||67||22||-||3||-||LU5 2RU|
|Regent Street - Dunstable||59||-||-||3||-||LU6 1LP|
|St Marys Gate - Dunstable||58||13||-||2||-||LU6 3SW|
|West Street - Dunstable||27||13||-||-||-||LU6 1SX|
|Westfield Road - Dunstable||48||6||-||-||-||LU6 1DN|
|Baker Street - Leighton Buzzard||42||-||-||2||-||LU7 1BL|
|Duncombe Drive - Leighton Buzzard||139||29||42||3||Yes||LU7 1SD|
|Hockliffe Street - Leighton Buzzard||126||40||-||2||1||LU7 1HJ|
|Multi-storey (West Street) - Leighton Buzzard||266||-||-||14||Yes||LU7 1DD|
|New Road - Leighton Buzzard||8||2||-||-||-||LU7 2LX|
We own and manage a number of countryside sites, sometimes in partnership with the Greensand Trust or the National Trust. These sites are open to the public. The main countryside sites in Central Bedfordshire also have car parks.
The location of these main sites and responsible organisation are as follows:
- Aspley Woods - The Greensand Trust - Gill Welham
- Dunstable Downs - The National Trust - Ellen Dempster
- Rushmere Country Park - The Greensand Trust - Gill Welham
- Stockgrove Country Park - The Greensand Trust - Gill Welham
- Sundon Hills Country Park - The National Trust - Ellen Dempster
- Tiddenfoot Waterside Park - Central Bedfordshire Council - Paul Burgess
- Totternhoe Knolls - The National Trust - Ellen Dempster
- Whipsnade Heath - The National Trust - Ellen Dempster
Please contact 0300 300 8305 if you have any issues relating to countryside car parks mentioned above.
If the car park is not listed above, it may be the responsibility of the Town or Parish Council or privately owned.
Please be aware that some car parks may be privately enforced, for example by the National Trust. Please look at signs in individual car parks before leaving your vehicle parked.
We are responsible for enforcing parking restrictions within Central Bedfordshire.
This means that our Parking Attendants (Civil Enforcement Officers) are allowed to issue penalty charge notices to vehicle owners who are parked where they should not be, for example, on double yellow lines, or in a resident’s parking space without displaying a valid permit. Information about how to avoid getting a penalty charge notice can be found on our parking fines page.
Our Civil Enforcement Officers patrol in uniform and have been trained to a high standard. They carry mobile computers with them to record contraventions and to issue penalty charge notices. They also have still cameras so that it can be checked that a parking fine was issued correctly and they record the information in their pocket book, which may be produced as evidence. The Civil Enforcement Officers do not have targets and do not receive bonuses based on the number of fines issued.
Civil enforcement officers are required to issue a ticket when they see a contravention. Once they have started issuing a ticket they are not allowed to stop or abandon the issue. If you believe a ticket has been issued incorrectly or there are special circumstances, you can appeal the fine. Our appealing against a penalty charge notice page contains information about how to make an appeal.
Parking enforcement is intended to influence the amount of traffic in the town to ease congestion, improve access for emergency vehicles, help the free flow of public transport and manage where you park. We believe that effective parking enforcement benefits road users.
More information about the enforcement process can be found on the PATROL website.
We are allowed to clamp vehicles if:
- a repeat offender is identified with three or more penalty charge notices (parking fines) that have not been paid or challenged
- the vehicle is not registered with the DVLA
- the vehicle does not have a tax disc on display
We use a bailiff company to get back any unpaid parking fines.
You can find more information about wheel clamping in the Traffic Management Act 2004.
Only three of our car parks allow sufficient access and manoeuvrability to accommodate motor homes. All of our car parks are covered by Traffic Regulation Orders which contain height restrictions and a requirement to park within a bay, however the following car parks will make exceptions (including relaxed height restrictions) for motor homes provided the following requirements are met:
- where a motor home cannot fit into a single parking bay due to its length, the driver must purchase two pay and display tickets for the two bays occupied
- no form of camping, sleeping overnight or cooking are allowed. There are no facilities for these activities
The three car parks which can be used for motor homes are:
- Ashton Square car park - access from West Street via St Mary's Gate only, due to a height restriction from Icknield Road
- Grove Park car park - access from Court Drive, parking at the rear of Go Bowling
- Duncombe Drive - access from Lake Street