‘Free after 3 pm’ parking offer across the District until 31 March
Release date: 10 January 2016
Cotswold District Council will be allowing motorists to continue parking for free every day after 3 pm in the Forum and Brewery car parks in Cirencester until the end of Friday 31 March.
Additionally, with effect from Wednesday 18 January, the ‘free after 3 pm’ offer will also be extended to several other car parks* until the end of Friday 31 March as follows:
Rissington Road Bourton-on-the-Water
Old Market Way Moreton-in-Marsh
Maugersbury Rd Stow-on-the-Wold
Church Street Tetbury
West Street Tetbury
*Please note that parking is already free at the Fosseway car park, Stow-on-the-Wold and the Old Railyard car park, Tetbury
Commenting on the free offer, Cllr Chris Hancock, the CDC Cabinet Member for Enterprise and Partnerships, said:
“We introduced a similar free parking scheme for selected car parks across the District during the winter months of 2016 and many retail businesses welcomed the boost in footfall.
“We will ensure that signs are in place to stress that parking is free at the selected car parks AFTER 3 pm. I should also add that anyone who pays inadvertently after 3 pm will be reimbursed provided they contact our parking team at email@example.com with their details.”
“Our aim, as always, is to provide a good deal for motorists using our car parks. We have frozen parking charges since 2010 and the introduction of a half hour tariff in all our car parks has also gone down well. This ‘free after three’ parking incentive for several car parks during the early part of 2017 is yet another example of how we are trying to balance the need for parking income (to pay for services) with requests from traders to provide parking concessions on occasions.”