SALISBURY: Parking changes come into force today (April 23rd)

SALISBURY: Parking changes come into force today (April 23rd)

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 5:41am 23rd April 2019. (Updated at 4:29pm 10th May 2019)

Full parking charges resume in all but one of the city's car parks from Monday to Saturday.

Wiltshire Council's " free after 3pm" has now ended.

The initiative was introduced in October as part of measures to encourage people back into our city following the Novichok incidents.

Full parking charges have been reinstated, however Culver Street will continue to offer free parking after 3pm.

The "shoppers car park" had offered the scheme before the nerve agent incidents.

 

Culver Street
You can still park for free in Culver Street after 3pm Monday to Saturday.

 

SUNDAY PARKING:

Free parking will continue in all of the city's car parks  on Sunday and in car parks across Wiltshire.

PARK AND RIDE:

All five park and ride sites that serve the city - Wilton, Beehive, London Road, Petersfinger and Britford - will remain free Monday to Saturday.

Salisbury BID Chief Executive, Robin McGowan hopes more of us will use the service.

"As well as encouraging more people into the city, the free park & ride has really supported workers in the city, so it's excellent news that this is continuing.

We encourage more employees to take advantage of the free park & ride."

 

Britford Park and Ride

Britford Park and Ride. which will remain free to use
Wiltshire Council say the new arrangements will be in place until further notice. 

WHY HAVE THE CHANGES BEEN MADE?

The city recently marked the first anniversary of the Novichok poisonings and Wiltshire Council feel it's recovery is going well.

Alistair Cunningham, executive director of Wiltshire Council said:

"We're very pleased with the positive strides Salisbury has taken in its recovery process and we feel now is the right time to make these changes.

We hope people continue to use the free park and ride as there are a number of benefits, not least the positive impact it has on reducing pollution and congestion."

The free parking initiative was funded by Wiltshire Council and Salisbury City Council and has helped to improve footfall.

The cost of free parking will continue to be funded by both councils.

FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS:

Wiltshire Council says it's now looking at various pilot initiatives it can run during the summer months that use new technology to make parking more accessible, and to promote sustainable transport.

Jeremy Nettle, leader of Salisbury City Council says the local authority would "welcome contactless payment parking machines."

 

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