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Shoppers can enjoy free afternoon parking during race week


Free parking in Cheltenham

Parking in all council run car parks will be free of charge every afternoon, from 1pm onwards during Cheltenham race week.
 
From Monday 9 to Friday 13 March 2015 inclusive, visitors can enjoy the town centre for even longer thanks to the free parking. The initiative hopes to encourage shoppers to visit the town during Cheltenham's Gold Cup festival and to show support for the festival as well as for local retailers and businesses.
 
Car parks allowing free parking after 1pm each day from Monday 9 to Friday 13 March 2015 are:
 
Bath Parade
Bath Terrace
Cheltenham Walk
Commercial Street
Coronation Square
High Street
West End
Regent Arcade
Rodney Road
Royal Well
Sherborne Place
St Georges Road
St James Street
Town Centre East (formerly Grosvenor Terrace)
 
It is hoped that motorists, on average, will save around £3 per day on parking during this time.
 
Councillor Andrew McKinlay, cabinet member for built environment said: “Cheltenham benefits greatly during race week, it’s a great atmosphere and visitors love coming here. But we do recognise that it can be a quiet time in the town centre and we hope that the free parking will encourage those who aren’t watching the races to come and enjoy what the retailers and businesses have to offer.’’
 
Kevan Blackadder, the town’s business partnership manager added: “There are several hours of the day during the afternoons in race week when racegoers are packing out Prestbury Park. It means it’s a great time for locals to head into town and enjoy our shops. With 16 different car parks in this free parking offer, it makes great sense to take advantage. We’re delighted the initiative has been launched to help both our retailers and shoppers.


Explore Gloucestershire
16 February 2015




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