Decision details

Suspension of Car Parking Charges in the Council's Off Street Car Parks only for the periods set out in this Decision

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To suspend parking charges in the Council’s OFF STREET car parks only for the following periods:

• From 16:00 hrs on Thursday 23rd November 2023 until 16:00 hrs on Sunday 26th November 2023, to incorporate the days of the Christmas Festival,
• All day Saturday 2nd December 2023,
• All day Saturday 9th December 2023
• All day Saturday 16th December 2023, and
• All day Saturday 23rd December 2023.

Suspending parking charges in relation to this decision means providing ‘FREE PARKING’ for the period prescribed above in the Council’s OFF STREET car parks only in order to benefit local businesses and shoppers and to support the local economy and residents.

Enforcement for non-payment of advertised fees will be suspended for the periods prescribed in this decision but ALL other parking contraventions, eg not parking within a designated bay, will continue to be enforced in accordance with the Council’s Parking Order.

For the avoidance of doubt, NO ticket will need to be obtained from any OFF STREET parking machine in the Council’s OFF STREET car parks to qualify for ‘free parking’ during the prescribed periods.

The OFF STREET car parks covered by this decision are:

• Bargate Green
• Custom House Quay
• Cattle Market
• Botolph Street
• Doughty Quay
• West End
• St George's Road
• Artillery Row
• Maud Street
• Buoy Yard
• Victoria Place
• Staniland
• George Street
• Spayne Road
• Tunnard Street

ON STREET Parking charges will remain at Pump Square, Market Place, South Square, Station Approach and Wide Bargate.

No refunds of any tickets purchased during the prescribed periods, or App payments made will be eligible nor will there be any partial refund of any season ticket or other payments.

The Leader and Cabinet wish to see the suspension of parking charges in the Council’s OFF STREET car parks for the periods prescribed in this decision in order to support local businesses, shoppers and the local economy in the lead up to Christmas 2023.

Publication date: 08/11/2023

Date of decision: 07/11/2023

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