The Car Park

Park your car in Durham City on Saturdays for £3.00

Every Saturday, we provide a public car park at Elvet Riverside in Durham (at the rear of Dunelm House), by courtesy of Durham University.  Anyone can park their car here in return for a minimum donation .  All income from this service goes straight in to our Charity fund.

The car park is manned by a rota of four people each Saturday.   The car park manning rota can be seen here.

We have been providing this service to the people of Durham since August 1985 when our Bulletin Editor (still with us!) reported that the first day's donations amounted to £42.00.


A massive thank you to all those who have been involved in manning the Territorial Lane Car Park over the years. Accumulatively, our collections from the car park since the 1980s have raised over £250,000 for local charities. This is the last day at this particular car park, but thanks to Durham University you will soon be able to find us instead at the Riverside car park later in the month, at the rear of Dunelm House, Durham University’s Student’s Union building, on New Elvet. Don’t forget to park with us on a Saturday morning!