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St Mary's

St Mary's car park is a short stay, multi-storey car park with 577 spaces and step-free access to the town centre.


Temporary change: Due to essential works taking place, the top two floors (Levels 5 and 6) of St Mary’s Car Park are currently closed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  

If needed, the nearest alternative car parks are Britannia, Priory Street, Sheepen Road, St John’s and Vineyard Street. Thank you 

See St Mary's on a map

Christmas parking offer

Park for £2 after 2pm Monday to Friday via the MiPermit app. 

Opening hours

St Mary's car park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week including public holidays.

Disabled parking

The car park has 11 disabled parking bays and 8 Shopmobility bays.

Blue badge holders have free parking for up to 3 hours in any bay, when displaying a Blue Badge with the clock set to the time of arrival.

Parent and child parking

There are 8 Parent and Child designated spaces in the car park.

Motorcyles

Parking for motorcyles is free when parked in the dedicated bays. 

Parking bays for car sharers

There are 3 parking bays for those participating in the Loveurcar car share scheme. A permit is required to use these bays.

Hourly charges

Time Monday - Sunday
Up to 30 minutes £1.00
Up to 1 hour £2.10
Up to 2 hours £3.20
Up to 3 hours £3.80
Up to 4 hours £4.00
Up to 5 hours £5.10
Up to 6 hours £5.60
Up to 7 hours £6.60
Up to 8 hours £7.50
Up to 12 hours £8.10
12 - 24 hours £16.50
Evening (entry after 6pm until midnight) £2.00

Season tickets

Duration Price
3 months £500
12 months £1800

Contact us for more information about buying a season ticket. 

Accepted payment methods

Pay with the MiPermit app

You can download the MiPermit app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store

The location number for St Mary's car park is 737834. 

Debit or credit card

You can enter your card into the payment machine, no PIN number is required. 

You can also pay for parking contactless or with Apple Pay. 

Coins

You can pay for parking with coins. The machines do not accept notes.

Send an SMS (text) message or call to pay

If you are paying through SMS message, text the word 'PARK' followed by your registration number and the duration of your stay to 61600. For example: 'PARK  T123EST 30mins' or 'PARK  T123EST 2hrs'.

Alternatively, call 0345 520 7007 from your mobile. Calls cost the standard rate as set by your mobile provider.

Height restriction

The height restriction for this car park is 1.97m (6 foot 6 inches).

Page last reviewed: 26 October 2020