As the country is moving out of the current National Lockdown, the temporary relaxation of parking restrictions, allowing residents and businesses to park in our off-street car parks while displaying a valid parking permit, will end in line with the government’s next phase for relaxing Covid restrictions; i.e. 12 April 2021.
Therefore, from 12 April 2021, any vehicle parked in one of the Council’s pay and display car parks will be required to pay for parking. Failure to make payment could result in a Penalty Charge Notice being issued.
Quality Bus Partnership
The Quality Bus Partnership is a voluntary partnership between us, Kent County Council (KCC) and the bus companies. We are committed to encouraging the use of public transport in and around Maidstone to help you get around more easily, to reduce the affects of traffic congestion, to help Maidstone's economy and reduce emissions.
- Develop high quality public transport services in Maidstone
- Monitor and report on the quality and reliability of bus services
- Regularly review the network, to ensure that customer travel needs are met
- Provide high quality, accessible buses and improve accessibility at bus stops.
- Play a key role in the development of traffic management schemes that give buses priority over other vehicles.
- Deliver improvements to passenger waiting areas and access to services.
- Explore ways of using new technology to make travel easier, to reduce congestion and pollution.
- Ensure the impact of new developments on roads and public transport is limited and that developers fund any new works if they're needed.