Fareham launches free parking scheme for NHS hospital workers
Hospital workers living in Fareham will be given free access to the town’s barrier car parks as part of a new permit proposal.
The scheme, announced by Fareham Borough Council, will launch on October 1 and will run until March 31.
To apply for a permit, NHS employees will need to provide proof they live in the Fareham borough, together with a copy of their NHS hospital ID, and their vehicle registration.
Council Trevor Cartwright, Fareham’s health boss, said: ‘This new initiative is designed to help busy hospital workers who need to pop into town for some shopping after a long shift.”
Borough council leader Cllr Seán Woodward, added: ‘I am delighted that we are now in a position to formalise a scheme to ensure NHS hospital workers continue to benefit from free parking in Fareham; they are doing such a superb job.
‘I do hope that this small gesture goes some way towards thanking them for their ongoing hard work in these exceptional times.’
To apply for a free parking permit, NHS workers who live in the Fareham borough and are hospital-based should email [email protected] to request an application form.
Successful applications will allow people to use parking facilities at Osborn Road multi-storey, Fareham Shoppers’ multi-storey and Market Quay car parks.
A physical permit will not be issued as automatic number plate recognition technology will be used.