26/10/2018 - Permalink

Free parking in Shrewsbury on Sunday 4 November ahead of changes to parking charges

Related topics: Highways and environmental maintenance / My area

image promoting new parking bands

 

Parking will be free in Shrewsbury in all Shropshire Council car parks on Sunday 4 November and people are encouraged to take advantage by visiting the town centre that day.

Parking will be free as work is carried out to upgrade pay and display machines and replace signage ahead of changes to the town’s parking charges which come into effect the following day (Monday 5 November 2018).

The new parking arrangements in Shrewsbury are being introduced as part of Shropshire Council’s new parking strategy and offer a wide range of benefits to people parking in the council’s town centre car parks:

  • A set price per hour to park – making charges simpler.
  • 15 minutes’ pop and shop parking – including 10 minutes’ statutory grace period.
  • Payment by contactless, card and coin with our new pay and display machines.
  • Cashless parking with MiPermit – pay using your smartphone, text message, website and telephone
  • Free parking on Sundays and bank holidays in Frankwell and Abbey Foregate car parks
  • Free parking after 6pm (excluding Raven Meadows multi-storey).
  • Free parking after eight hours in Frankwell Main, Frankwell Quay and Abbey Foregate car parks.
  • Park for £1.50 all day on Sundays and bank holidays in Raven Meadows Multi-storey.
  • No more short-stay parking (excluding Frankwell Riverside car park).
  • Discounted weekly tickets in Frankwell Main and Abbey Foregate car parks.
  • Discounted season tickets in Frankwell Main and Abbey Foregate car parks.
  • Discounted residents’ permits in Frankwell Main and Abbey Foregate car parks.

From Monday 5 November parking for five hours or less in Frankwell Main, Frankwell Quay and Abbey Foregate car parks will be cheaper than before the changes, and it will be cheaper to park in St Julian’s Friars car park for two hours or less.

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“Our new parking strategy is designed to make parking charges clearer and simpler, and to deliver a wide range of other improvements and benefits to people using our car parks. After a number of lengthy consultations in which people have told us their thoughts I’m pleased that everything has now been agreed and we can now start to introduce the new parking charges and arrangements across the county, starting in Shrewsbury on 5 November.

 “The new arrangements in Shrewsbury offer a wide range of benefits to users of our car parks, and a number of improvements on the current arrangements, including a variety of free and cheap parking, and parking charges that are easier to understand – together with a wider range of payment methods. 

 “I’m delighted that we’re able to offer free parking on 4 November while we get everything ready for the following day, and hope this will encourage people to visit the town that Sunday.”

People are also being encouraged to use the town’s park and ride service as an alternative to parking in the town centre.

Following their introduction in Shrewsbury new parking charges will be rolled out across the county as follows:

  • Ludlow (late November 2018);
  • Bridgnorth and Oswestry (January 2019);
  • All other areas,  including Market Drayton, Whitchurch, Wem and Much Wenlock (February 2019).

The new parking charges/arrangements in Shrewsbury from Monday 5 November (in Shropshire Council car parks) are:

 ABBEY FOREGATE – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 50p/hour

  • Minimum charge 50p.
  • Maximum charge £4 per day.
  • Parking for five hours or less – cheaper than before the changes.
  • FREE parking on Sundays and bank/public holidays – CHEAPER than before the changes.
  • FREE parking between 6pm and 8am.
  • NEW weekly tickets available – six days’ parking for £17 (£2.83/day).
  • Discounted season tickets and resident permits.
  • 313 spaces including four Blue Badge bays.

FRANKWELL MAIN – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 70p/hour

  • Minimum charge 70p.
  • Maximum charge £5.60 per day.
  • Parking for five hours or less will be cheaper than before the changes.
  • FREE parking on Sundays  and bank/public holidays – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • FREE parking between 6pm and 8am.
  • NEW weekly tickets available – six days’ parking for £24 (£4/day).
  • Discounted season tickets and resident permits.
  • 650 spaces including nine Blue Badge bays and one motorcycle parking area.

FRANKWELL QUAY – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 70p/hour

  • Minimum charge 70p.
  • Maximum charge £5.60 per day.
  • Parking for five hours or less will be cheaper than before the changes.
  • FREE parking on Sundays and bank/public holidays – CHEAPER than before the changes.
  • FREE parking between 6pm and 8am.
  • 12 spaces including one Blue Badge bay and one motorcycle parking area.

FRANKWELL RIVERSIDE – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 70p/hour

  • Minimum charge 70p.
  • Maximum stay/charge £2.10 for three hours.
  • FREE parking on Sunday & bank/public holidays – CHEAPER than before the changes.
  • FREE parking between 6pm and 8am.
  • 77 spaces including nine Blue Badge bays.

ST JULIAN’S FRIARS – Linear (per minute) charges apply – £1/hour

  • Minimum charge £1.
  • Parking for two hours or less will be CHEAPER than before the changes.
  • FREE parking between 6pm and 8am.
  • Half-price parking on Sundays and bank/public holidays – 50p/hour.
  • Discounted resident permits.
  • 257 spaces and one motorcycle parking area.

RAVEN MEADOWS MULTI-STOREY – Linear (per minute) charges apply – Mon to Sat – £1.80/hour

  • Park for £1.50 all day on Sundays and bank/public holidays.
  • An eight-hour charging ‘cap’ between 8am and midnight.
  • Three-hour ‘cap’ between 8pm and 8am – pay no more than £5.40 for evening and overnight parking.
  • Extended opening hours Monday to Saturday 7am to midnight and 9am to 10pm on Sundays and bank/public holidays.
  • 852 spaces including 30 Blue Badge bays and 14 Parent and Child bays.

BRIDGE STREET – Linear (per minute) charges apply – £1.80/hour

  • Minimum charge £1.80.
  • FREE parking between 6pm and 8am.
  • Half-price parking on Sunday and bank/public holidays (90p/hour).
  • 53 spaces including two Blue Badge bays and two motorcycle parking areas.

ST AUSTIN’S STREET – Linear (per minute) charges apply – £1.80/hour

  • Minimum charge £1.80.
  • FREE parking between 6pm and 8am.
  • Half-price parking on Sunday & bank/public holidays (90p/hour).
  • 48 spaces including two Blue Badge bays and one motorcycle parking area.

QUARRY SWIMMING AND FITNESS CENTRE – Linear (per minute) charges apply – £1.80/hour

  • Minimum charge £1.80.
  • FREE parking between 6pm and 8am.
  • Half-price parking on Sundays and bank/public holidays (90p/hour).
  • 14 spaces including one Blue Badge bay and one motorcycle parking area.

ON STREET – Linear (per minute) charges apply – £2.40 / HOUR

  • Minimum charge £1.20.

PARK AND RIDE

  • Choice of three sites at Harlescott, Meole and Oxon with over 1800 spaces.
  • Monday to Saturday – service every 20 minutes.
  • Return bus fare £1.60 per person.
  • Half price concession with English Bus Pass.
  • Half price concession for students of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and Shrewsbury High School with student ID card.
  • Group ticket for up to five adults after 9.30am Monday to Friday and at any time on Saturday £2.50.
  • Accompanied children under 16 FREE.
  • Season Tickets – £6.40 per week, £24 per month
  • Ten tripper tickets – ten return trips valid for three months – £14.40