09/09/2019 - Permalink

Much Wenlock traders and car parks open for business during gas main works

Related topics: Highways and environmental maintenance / My area

Visitors to Much Wenlock are being encouraged to use the town’s car parks while Cadent carry out gas mains replacement work in Barrow Street and Wilmore Street from today (9 September) until 3 October [2019].

During the work four 40-minute parking bays on the town’s High Street – between the junction to Barrow Street up to the George and Dragon pub – will be unavailable.

However, the town’s businesses, and Shropshire Council’s four car parks will be very much open.

The car parks are located in Back Lane, St Mary’s Lane, Falcon’s Court and New Road.

Parking in the Back Lane car park costs 70p per hour, in St Mary’s Lane it’s 50p per hour, and in Falcon’s Court and New Road it’s 30p per hour. In all four car parks parking is free after 6pm, and on Sundays and bank holidays.

In all Shropshire Council car parks and on-street parking areas, there a set price per hour to park – making charges clear and simple, and 15 minutes’ pop and shop parking – including 10 minutes’ statutory grace period.

In addition, people can:

  • pay by contactless, card and coin with our new pay and display machines;
  • pay by smartphone app, text message, website and telephone using MiPermit, and;
  • get the parking time that they pay for – eg. if parking costs 30p an hour and you only have £1 in change you get £1 worth of parking – ie. just over three hours.

MiPermit promotional graphic

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

“Some of Much Wenlock’s parking bays will be unavailable while this important work is carried out, but businesses will be open as normal and our car parks in the town offer ample parking, at a very reasonable price, with a wide range of payment methods and benefits available – including 15 minutes’ pop and shop, pay by phone, and contactless payments. I encourage people to visit the town, and use our car parks.”

David Turner, Shropshire Councillor for Much Wenlock, said:

“Access to the High Street from Falcon’s Court, St Mary’s Lane and Back Lane is just a few steps, so inconvenience for shoppers and visitors is being kept to a minimum while this important gas pipe replacement is being undertaken.”

For more information go to www.shropshire.gov.uk/parking.