Coronavirus Health

New website lets NHS and care workers find free parking spaces in Altrincham

By David Prior at

A new website lets health and social care workers find free parking spaces quickly and easily.

The new site contains hundreds of parking spaces in car parks, privately owned spaces and single yellow lines across Trafford.

It’s been designed to support the government’s COVID-19 free parking scheme for critical workers, and is hoped it will will allow them to save time as they focus on supporting the national effort.

A search within Altrincham highlights parking spaces in the council-owned car parks on Victoria Road, Oakfield Road, Balmoral Road and Cecil Road, as well as other spaces on roads including Urban Avenue, Fletcher Drive and Green Lane.

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive member for Housing and Regeneration, said: “NHS employees and Council care staff are risking their own safety and wellbeing to look after us. They truly are heroes and I applaud each and every one of them for the amazing work they are doing on the front line in the fight against coronavirus.

“This new website will help them find free parking at important times and can only help them as they carry out their life-saving duties. It is a great idea.”