Whitley Bay, Tynemouth and Wallsend parking: Rules change as council caters for festive visitor increase

The changes will last throughout December and will come into place at a number of locations

New parking rules will be put in place temporarily in Whitley Bay, North Shields, Tynemouth and Wallsend throughout December as traffic increases for festive events.

North Tyneside Council has confirmed it will once again be adapting parking rules in its busiest towns to ease travel chaos and give a boost to local businesses for the festive period. It is hoped that new parking arrangements will bring more people into the town to spend money on their Christmas shopping.

Locals will know that on-street parking in North Shields, Wallsend and Whitley Bay town centres is already free on Sundays and this will be extended to include Saturdays too in December. In addition, free on-street parking on Front Street, Tynemouth, will be in place on Saturdays and Sundays.

North Tyneside’s Deputy Mayor Cllr Carl Johnson said: “We want people to be able to choose to support their local businesses this Christmas. By providing more free parking over this important period for our businesses, it will make it easier for people to shop locally in our borough.

“North Tyneside will be full of seasonal spirit this year with Christmas lights displays and festive events, and I’m really hoping our residents and visitors can support some of the fantastic local businesses by doing their Christmas shopping here.”

The council hopes new rules will help buoy businesses over the festive period (Image: Getty Images)

Ticket machines will be temporarily suspended on weekends throughout December in the following locations:

North Shields

Back Howard Street, Bedford Street, Camden Street, Church Way, Little Bedford Street, Lovaine Place, Nile Street, Norfolk Street, Northumberland Place, Northumberland Square, Railway Terrace, Rudyerd Street, Russell Street, Sidney Street, Spring Terrace, Stephenson Street, Suez Street, Tyne Street, Union Street, West Percy Street.

Wallsend

Beech Grove, Chestnut Street, Elton Street East, Hawthorn Grove, Laburnum Avenue, Laurel Street, Woodbine Avenue.

Whitley Bay

Beach Avenue, Brook Street, Clifton Terrace, Coquet Avenue, Duchess Street, Duke Street, Fern Avenue, Holly Avenue, Laburnum Avenue, Jesmond Terrace, Marine Gardens, North Parade, Ocean View, Oxford Street, Park Avenue, Park Parade, Roxburgh Terrace, Station Road, Victoria Terrace.

Tynemouth

Front Street

Free parking can also be found in council-managed car parks across North Tyneside. These are:

North Shields: Norfolk Street car park, King Street car park.

Wallsend: Atkinson Terrace car park, Coronation Street car park.

Whitley Bay: Back Park View car park, Park Road car park, Playhouse car park, Whitley Road car park.

Tynemouth: Priors Haven car park.