13th Apr, 2021

Council reduces city centre car park charges for when Coventry's non-essential shops reopen

Tristan Harris 8th Apr, 2021 Updated: 8th Apr, 2021

AS NON-ESSENTIAL shops get set to reopen on Monday, April 12, Coventry City Council is reducing its parking charges at the city centre’s short stay car parks to make it more convenient for shoppers.

Drivers parking in West Orchards, Barracks, City Arcade or Spon Street car parks can now park for longer in the heart of the city centre at a reduced rate.

Those who usually stay for more than four hours pay a charge of £10, but the new rate allows parking for up to five hours parking for £5, six hours for £6, seven hours for £7, and so on – up to 10 hours.

Council bosses hope it will allow people plenty of time for visiting the city centre.

Colin Knight, the city council’s director of transportation and highways, said: “Although it has been a difficult 12 months for all of us, we are looking forward to welcoming shoppers back to the city centre.

“Reducing the cost of parking to allow people to park for longer in the city centre is not only supporting our city centre businesses in their reopening, but it also means we can offer those wanting to do some shopping more choice about where to park when they do visit.”

Shoppers are reminded to use social distancing and to wear masks whilst shopping.

The reduced rates begin at 8am on Monday.

Visit www.coventry.gov.uk/carparks for a full list of car parks and the new reduced prices will be available on the council website from tomorrow morning.

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