Northamptonshire County Council are proposing to make a number of changes to town centre pay and display on-street parking and a consultation period is underway.
 
The council's proposals aim to improve the availability and timing of parking and to reduce congestion. For all the details see the council's full proposals HERE . Here is a summary:
 
  • A variation to the hours of operation for all time limited pay and display bays, limited waiting bays, loading bays, and permit holder bays within the town centre's pay and display zone, including single yellow lines. Currently restrictions apply from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. The proposal is to change this to 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week.
  • To change all one hour pay and display bays to two hours.
  • Additional parking bays for shoppers and local businesses, designed to reduce the traffic which circulates while looking for spaces.
  • The introduction of four hour bays in St. John’s Street and Derngate.
  • New designated loading areas on St. Giles Street.
  • New disabled bays on St. Giles Street close to local facilities to serve the needs of blue badge holders visiting the area.
  • The introduction of pay and display charges on parking bays located in Abington Street.
 
What do you think and what can you do now?
 
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  2. And come along to one of our BID meetings.