Wednesday, April 22, 2009

News: Council considers parking initiatives for Rotherham town centre


Members of Rotherham Council are considering proposals to introduce car parking initiatives in Rotherham town centre.

At a council meeting, members considered "a range of parking proposals for Rotherham Town Centre which aim to encourage further footfall and spend in order to support town centre businesses during the current economic climate."

The initiatives include promoting free parking after 3pm ("Free after 3"), more maximum two hour stay parking and amending some on street parking from a maximum of one hour to a maximum of two hours.

The innovative Free after 3 initiative would promote free car parking after 3pm, when the occupancy and footfall figures show a drop off in users.

The proposed initiative for more maximum two hour stay parking involves using the first level of Wellgate multi storey as short stay only and proposing the same amendments to the operators of the Interchange multi storey, the SYPTE.

The proposals for amending on street parking involves investigating areas where existing maximum stay 1 hour on street parking could be amended to a 2 hour stay. Areas under consideration include Doncaster Gate, Percy Street, Ship Hill and Nottingham Street.

The report states that the initiatives came out of a workshop involving representatives of the council, Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce and town centre businesses.

Rotherham Town Centre website


Anonymous,  April 23, 2009 at 11:49 PM  

Hi Tom, just to let you know that "ammending" only has one "m", it should read "amending". I offer this to you in a spirit of hope, optimism and reconciliation that something good may yet emerge from the ruins of my once great and wonderful town of Rotherham.

Peace and harmony, BramleyBoy.

Tom Austen April 24, 2009 at 9:55 AM  

Thanks BramleyBoy. I'll ammend it right away (I may not be able to spell, but I'm good at irony).

Anonymous,  April 24, 2009 at 9:44 PM  

Tom, you have a fine sense of humour my friend, and living in Rotherham we all need a huge sense of humour and irony at the moment.

Best Wishes, BramleyBoy

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