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Parking and Travel


It's easy to reach Colchester by road and rail from within the UK and beyond. If you're driving, it'll be straightforward to park once you're in the town. Car parks are close to shopping centres, museums and other places of interest. Cycling routes are being developed round the town, too. Colchester has several beautiful public parks and walks and the idyllic surrounding countryside is world-famous. As well as discovering local walks for yourself, walking in a group is a great way to stay motivated to exercise throughout the year. Check out the pages below for walking in a group, buggy-friendly walks and a lot more.

All town centre car parks remain accessible following the introduction of a traffic scheme by Essex County Council in March 2013 designed to reduce traffic and emissions in the heart of the town and make Colchester a better place to shop and enjoy. Use the links below to find the best car park and offer for you, whenever you visit.

You can also find out about parking in Colchester, Braintree and Uttlesford (the Parking Partnership) and everything about permits and fines...Everything about parking and travel in Colchester Borough is here!

St Johns Car Park Works 

Parts of the fourth and sixth floors in St John's car park are temporarily closed for maintenance between Monday 21 July 2014 and Monday 4 August 2014.  Full details of the works are available on the St John's car park  web page. 


Colchester Resident Parking Review Statutory Consultation 

The statutory consultation is now completed, more than 1,200 responses were received to the Colchester Resident Parking Scheme Review consultation in early 2014.  All the responses have been reviewed to compile the schemes being implemented.

Full details of the outcomes are now available on theResident Parking Review  web page.