Rushcliffe Country Park has introduced a compulsory parking charge for all vehicles using the car park near the Visitor Centre. The cost is £1 per car for all day parking – the same amount as the previous, voluntary donation. Regular users can buy an annual season ticket at the Ranger’s Office, which costs £20. And Blue Badge holders will still be able to park for free for up to 8 hours a day.
By introducing compulsory parking fees, Rushcliffe Borough Council is hoping to raise an extra £20,000 a year, some of which will be put towards a new lakeside café and community centre at the Park. The Council has installed new ticket machines which require drivers to input part of their registration number, to prevent people sharing tickets. And don’t be tempted to park without one, as you’ll end up having to pay a fine!