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City centre parking charge change for shops re-opening [News]

Published: Friday, 09 April 2021

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With non-essential shops set to re-open on 12 April, Coventry City Council is reducing its parking charges in city centre short stay car parks to make things more convenient for shoppers.

Shoppers parking in West Orchards, Barracks, City Arcade or Spon Street car parks can now park for longer in the heart of the city centre at a reduced rate.  

Those who usually park for more than 4 hours pay a charge of £10, but the new rate allows parking for up to 5 hours for £5, 6 hours for £6, 7 hours for £7, and so on, up to 10 hours, allowing plenty of time for visiting the city centre.

Colin Knight, Director of Transportation and Highways at Coventry City Council, said: “Although it has been a difficult 12 months for all of us, we are looking forward to welcoming shoppers back to the city centre.

“Reducing the cost of parking to allow people to park for longer in the city centre is not only supporting our city-centre businesses in their reopening, but it also means we can offer those wanting to do some shopping more choice about where to park when they do visit.”

Shoppers are reminded to use social distancing and to wear masks whilst shopping.

The reduced rates will begin on Monday 12 April at 8am.

A full list of car parks and the new reduced prices will be available on the Council website from Friday (9 April) morning.