Free Parking in December

BROXTOWE SHOPPERS GET EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT

Christmas will arrive early for shoppers in Broxtowe thanks to free weekend parking in car parks across the borough.

Free car parking will be available at all of the Council’s car parks for each of the four Saturdays in December, starting from Saturday 5th until Saturday 26th, Sunday parking remains free as well.

Source: Stapleford Community Group

You should also note: There are, in any case, no parking charges after 4.00pm in all Broxtowe Borough Council car parks (except Station Road car park Beeston near Beeston train station). Car parking will effectively be free for those arriving after 3.00pm however visitors arriving between 3.00pm – 4.00pm must still obtain and clearly display a 1 hour free parking voucher. All other restrictions still apply including the 3 hour maximum stay policy in short stay shoppers car parks.

The obligation to obtain and clearly display a ticket or voucher still applies before 4.00pm. PLEASE NOTE: Only 1 free voucher per day per car park is allowed.

Click this link for full details.

 

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16 Responses to Free Parking in December

  1. John Delaney says:

    There is now free Saturday car parking in one car park in each town centre throughout the year – but not in every car park on Saturdays in December – see the Broxtowe website for the correct information

    • Barry Morrison says:

      Why don’t the Council just allow free parking all the way through December? That’s the way to get the punters in.
      Some retailers on Chilwell High Road. I hear are planning on opening on Sundays in December. Not because they’re making money but because they’re getting desperate for trade.
      Over to you Mr Barber ‘cos you and your cronies caused this problem.

      • Joan Wade says:

        Barry – Traders that are struggling will be struggling because they are not attracting enough customers. Filling the local car parks with commuter parking (commuters parking for free and leaving their cars all day) will not help them. It is shoppers that the town needs to attract. With the closure of Beeston Bid local traders have recently voted to downgrade the town’s promotional activities. This looks now to have been a very big mistake. We know for the stats that Beeston is fairing much better than other towns but now was not a good time to downplay the town’s promotional efforts. Sadly there is still a lot of negativity being put out on social media that seems designed to harm local shopkeepers and this needs to be countered. Beeston is great place to shop

  2. Barry Morrison says:

    So traders will struggle as they are not attracting enough customers. Shift the blame and the responsibility somewhere else..It’s always someone else’s fault. There traders didn’t bring this on themselves. It was forced on them and as for voting to end BID well my understandiing of the situation is if someone’s not providing VFM then you change tack.
    As for statistics, please don’t as statistics can be made to say whatever you want them to say and still sound convincing whichever side of the fence you’re on. One more thing, I was talking to a shopkeeper only this morning who told me that since the tram started running most of the passing trade has disappeared. People just are’nt getting off the tram.

    • Joan Wade says:

      Barry – It is a free market. People cannot be forced to shop at shops they don’t wish to. Businesses that are successful in attracting customers are likely to survive. Stop trying to make out that all our local businesses are unsuccessful. Many are doing well and will continue to do so. By making out that they are on the verge of collapse you are seriously damaging their chances of survival and along with the actions of other local ranters you are doing considerable harm to the town. Do please reflect on what you are doing. Remember that people’s jobs and livelihoods are at stake.

  3. Barry Morrison says:

    Quite agree, that’s why I spend money down there but it seems a lot have been driven away and now it seems they’ve been thrown to the wolves and I’m only repeating what I’ve been told by the people concerned.

  4. Barry Morrison says:

    Seems like someone has’nt got the message as, apparently parking tickets were being issued on saturday 5th december….That’s the way to get the punters

    • Joan Wade says:

      Yes – Looks like some people had not realised that it was just free parking at the little Devonshire Ave car park.

  5. Barry Morrison says:

    BROXTOWE SHOPPERS GET EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT

    Christmas will arrive early for shoppers in Broxtowe thanks to free weekend parking in car parks across the borough.

    Free car parking will be available at all of the Council’s car parks for each of the four Saturdays in December, starting from Saturday 5th until Saturday 26th, Sunday parking remains free as well.

    So, is it one car park or all the council’s car parks?

    • Joan Wade says:

      It is just one car park Barry. This is made very clear on the council’s web site and above where it is stated “There is now free Saturday car parking in one car park in each town centre throughout the year – but not in every car park on Saturdays in December – see the Broxtowe website for the correct information”

  6. Richard Willan says:

    It is a shame that free parking was not extended to all car-parks on all days of the week during December. That might have been a worthwhile gesture to support the businesses in our community. I would be interested to learn what the car-park revenue is for Beeston but a casual survey suggests that most spaces are not used and invariably just for a ‘free’ hourly period.. My observation is that people tend to use the Sainsbury’s/Tesco car parks.

    • Ian Blakeley says:

      Not long after the parking charges were introduced in Beeston, I asked one of the councillors what were the reasons behind it. The reply was “we need every penny we can get, and don’t forget, people can park for 1 hour a day free”. When I pointed out that in Mapperly people could park for 2 hours free, and that even then business’s were complaining about a reduction in trade there was no answer. Somehow I suspect that the council have shot themselves in the foot.

      • Joan Wade says:

        It is important to recognise that Broxtowe has received the worst financial settlement of all the local authorities. I did read somewhere that this might have been due to an error but people in Bramcote and elsewhere in the borough have seemingly been willing to accept the position i.e. to pay a lot more and receive a lot less, to become in effect a national underclass.

      • Ian Blakeley says:

        This was long before the Tory government made such drastic cuts to Broxtowe finances Joan.

      • Joan Wade says:

        No Ian – The post is about Parking in Broxtowe this December. The cuts are happening now.

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