Multi-Storey Car Park Now Open
Sittingbourne’s new 317 space car park is now open for drivers visiting the town.
Bourne Place Multi-Storey Car Park has been built as part of the town centre redevelopment and includes 21 disabled and 4 parent and child parking bays.
The car park has 10 motorcycle bays, space for seven bicycles, and there will also soon be four electric vehicle charging bays to help support the growing number of electric vehicles using local roads and reduce vehicle emissions.
From today (Monday, 9 September) the short stay car park will be open from 8am until 7pm, seven days a week and will eventually be open 24 hours a day when the hotel and cinema open.
Cllr Monique Bonney, cabinet member for economy property at the council said:
“I’d like to thank local people for their patience while we have been working on the car park.
“We weren’t entirely comfortable with a few aspects of the design, so we’ve had to spend a bit more time getting these sorted out before we were happy to open.
“The extra spaces will help ease some of the pressure on other short stay car parks, and I hope this encourages more people to visit the town centre and support local businesses.”
Parking charges for the car park are in place between 8am and 6pm. These are:
Duration Charge (£)
Up to 30 mins 0.50
Up to 1 hour 1.00
Up to 2 hours 2.00
Up to 3 hours 3.00
Up to 4 hours 4.00
Up to 5 hours 5.00
Up to 6 hours 6.00
Over 6 hours 15.00
There will also be free parking on Sunday’s for visitors to The Light cinema when it opens next year.
For more information about car parking in Swale, visit www.swale.gov.uk/car-parks
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