Essex Country Parks - Car Parking Consultation 2021

Closed 14 Nov 2021

Opened 13 Oct 2021


Essex Country Park visitors and Essex residents are being asked for their views on car parking payment at the Essex Country Parks sites which include:

  • Belhus Woods Country Park
  • Cudmore Grove Country Park
  • Danbury Country Park
  • Great Notley Country Park
  • Hadleigh Country Park
  • Thorndon Country Park 
  • Weald Country Park

During the pandemic many people changed their habits for paying for goods and services, moving to contactless and online as a preferred method. We are now seeking to consult as part of a possible permanent move to cashless parking across the car parks at Essex Country Parks. 

This move would also bring us in line with many other car parking payment methods at other parks and town centres in the county.

Essex County Council’s consultation will run for one calendar month and aims to collect information as to how visitors feel about a move to the removal of the payment by cash and coin at the Essex Country Park car parks.

The information contained in this consultation can be translated, and/or made available in alternative formats, on request. Please email 

Essex County Council will collect the views of visitors and members of the public on this topic. Responses will be analysed and form part of the decision by the Council as to whether to remove the facility to accept cash payments in the future.

This consultation will be open until 23.59 GMT Sunday 14th November. 


  • Braintree
  • Brentwood
  • Chelmsford


  • All residents


  • Country parks