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Free parking for shoppers during race week in Cheltenham

Free parking for shoppers during race week

Parking in all council run car parks will be free of charge every afternoon, from 1pm onwards during Cheltenham race week.

From Monday 14 to Friday 18 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 14 to Friday 18 March 2016 are:
Bath Parade
Bath Terrace
Cheltenham Walk
Commercial Street
High Street
Coronation Square
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: ‘’The retailers and other businesses in the town have felt increased benefits from the afternoon parking offer over the last two years.
"It is a great opportunity for local people to come into town while the racegoers are at Prestbury Park, park for free and enjoy some fantastic shopping.
"We're delighted the initiative has been launched to help both our businesses and our shoppers."

Free afternoon parking during Race Week will only apply to council run car parks listed. It does not apply to Portland Place, NCP The Brewery, Chester Walk (Euro car park) or any other privately run car park in the town centre.

Explore Gloucestershire
17 February 2016


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