There is currently a mix of parking options available in Stokesley.
Stokesley Town Centre offers free all-day parking on The Plain (the large area between the Town Hall and the Manor House), and on College Square (which now has a one-way system in place). These are areas of Manorial Land which were gifted in trust for the benefit of the townspeople of Stokesley in 1919, at the same time the Town Hall was also gifted in trust to the Stokesley Town Council. The Manorial Lands Trust, a registered charity, now manages the Manorial Lands.
Please note that The Plain is used as the location for the weekly Friday Market and the award-winning Farmers’ Market held on the first and thirds Saturday of each month (plus occasional additional specialist markets and events). No parking is permitted on The Plain when these markets are in operation.
Further free all-day parking is available at the western end of the Town Centre, on the southern side of the High Street to the west of Bridge Road and around West Green.
Additionally, the cobbled areas along the rest of the High Street generally allow parking for a period of 2 Hours but a Parking Disc is required to be displayed inside the vehicle. These discs are readily available from the Town Hall, all the retailers within the High Street and environs.
There is a North Yorkshire Council Pay and Display Car Park known as the ‘Showfield Car Park which can be accessed from the Stokesley Motors roundabout at the eastern edge of the town.
The enforcement of parking in Stokesley is now looked after by Scarborough Borough Council, under contract to North Yorkshire Council(NYC). NYC identified outsourcing this service as the most effective and efficient solution. The provision and maintenance of “Yellow Lines” remains the responsibility of NYC Highways Department.
The Town Council recognises the need to take a longer-term view of parking. A Committee has been established to undertake this review and to consider the long-term response to the challenges.