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60% jump in visitors to Lurke Street

First published Monday 23rd December 2013

 

For more information on parking in Bedford, visit www.bedford.gov.uk/parking

 

New figures show the number of people using a town centre car park has risen by a phenomenal 60%, since the Mayor’s Free Parking Deal was introduced last month.

 

The Mayor’s Free Parking Deal, which began on Saturday 23rd November, gives shoppers and visitors two hours of parking absolutely free every Saturday in all council-owned town centre car parks.

 

The figures show the number of people using Lurke Street car park has grown from just over 1,000 on Saturday 16th November to over 1,600 on the 21ST December.

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “We’re delighted that the Free Parking Deal is already encouraging more people to visit and shop in the town centre.  With other town centres struggling during the current financial climate, we are investing in ours to support businesses and shoppers and to help maintain a vibrant and busy town.

 

“The Free Parking Deal is a part of our commitment to show that Bedford is well and truly open for business”

 

In addition to the Free Parking Deal, the Council is pleased to be working with BedfordBID, offering late night shopping every Wednesday in the run up to Christmas and every night from Monday 16th to Friday 20th December in the town centre.

 

Lurke Street car park is now open until 12.30am on Fridays and Saturdays while Queen Street multi storey car park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

For more information on parking in Bedford, visit www.bedford.gov.uk/parking

 

Figures for Lurke Street users:

Sat 16/11: 1077    
Sat 23/11: 1407    
Sat 30/11: 1595
Sat 07/12: 1517
Sat 14/12: 1619
Sat 21/12: 1689

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