Council parking bid to boost footfall in Town Centres

Bassetlaw District Council is set to cut the price of parking in Council owned Short-Stay Car Parks in a bid to boost footfall in Retford and Worksop’s Town Centres.

The new charges will come into force on 2nd September and will reduce Short Stay parking to 50p for one hour, £1 for two hours and £2 for three hours in six of its car parks that are currently known as ‘Shopper’ car parks. Free parking in these car parks will also continue up to 10am and after 4pm.

A new, simpler pricing structure is also proposed for its Long Stay Car Parks (currently known as Visitor Car Parks), in addition to a change to Season Ticket prices.

Cllr Jo White, Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “Bassetlaw is one of the cheapest places to park in Nottinghamshire and by reducing the price of parking even further we hope to attract more people into our town centres and support local businesses.

“This is just one of the proposals that has been brought forward as part of a more strategic appraisal of Council owned parking facilities and how we can improve parking across the district.”

While the cost of short stay parking will be reduced, long stay parking will offer more flexibility and with a simplified price structure. The charges will change to £1 for one hour, £2 for two hours, £3 for three hours and £4 for all-day parking. Season Tickets will still provide a saving of around 50% of the daily fee, but will rise to £624 per year.

Cllr White added: “An independent review of our parking facilities took place last year and we are currently working through a number of options that have been proposed as part of this review. While long-stay parking will increase, we feel this still offers visitors value for money and our prices are still lower than the majority of other District Councils in Nottinghamshire.”

Parking Prices from 2nd September 2019

Short Stay (Shopper) Car Parks

 

Current Charges

Charges from 2nd September 2019

Up to 1 hour

70p

50p

1 to 2 hours

£1.40

£1

2 to 3 hours

£2.70

£2

Short Stay Car Parks (Charges apply between 10am and 4pm): Worksop – Queen Street, Lead Hill. Retford – Chancery Lane North, Chancery Lane South, West Street and Carolgate.

Leisure Car Park

 

Current Charges

Charges from 2nd September 2019

Up to 2 hours

70p

£1

Leisure Car Park (Charges apply between 8am and 6pm): Worksop – Priorswell Road

 

Long Stay (Visitor) Car Parks

 

Current Charges

Charges from 2nd September 2019

Up to 1 hour

N/A

£1

Up to 2 hours

£1.30

£2

Up to 3 hours

N/A

£3

Up to 4 hours

£1.90

N/A

All Day

£3.50

£4

Long Stay Car Parks (Charges apply between 8am and 6pm): Worksop – Castle Hill, Central Avenue, Farr Park, Gateford Road, Memorial Avenue, Newgate Street East, Newgate Street West, Town Hall, Ebenezer Terrace. Retford – Chapelgate, Churchgate, New Street.

 

Season Tickets

 

Current Charges

Charges from 2nd September 2019

12 months

£465

£624

6 months

£260

£312

3 months

£145

£156

 

 

 


Last Updated on Monday, August 05, 2019