Reduced Parking Charges effective on London Road Car Park
Published Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Kettering Borough Council has reduced its two hour charge for parking in the London Road car park, Kettering from £2.20 to £1.50. This new reduced charge became effective from 1st August 2012.
The new charge applies to the London Road car park from Monday to Saturday and on Saturdays in the lower car park next to the Councils main offices.
Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Environmental Health at Kettering Borough Council said: We have now implemented a range of measures to provide customers with plenty of choice as to where to park and the price they can pay. This new initiative has reduced the cost of parking for up to two hours and customers still have the choice of parking and paying for just one hour in car parks other than London Road if they wish.
Cllr Derek Zanger, Kettering Borough Councils Portfolio Holder for Regeneration said: We have done this to see if we can increase the amount of passing trade in the Southern part of the town. We hope it will encourage people to stay longer in town, perhaps try out the range of restaurants and cafes we have and not have to worry about getting back to their cars within the hour.
The new rate mirrors the charge at the Newland Centre car park in the north of the town centre.
The one hour charge has been abolished on the London Road car park, but still exists in all the other Council car parks in town, such as Queen Street, School Lane, Wadcroft and Commercial Road, as do the one hour Pop and Shop spaces costing only 30p in School Lane.