Free Parking in Malmesbury has reached its two year anniversary. By offering motorists one and two-hour free parking in the Station Road car park, the aim was to encourage more visitors and residents to visit the town centre.

 

Two years on, this has certainly had the desired effect with the statistics showing that the parking numbers have tripled, with the number of one and two-hour tickets issued rising from an average of 20 (paid for) a day to 68 (free) a day.

The trial was first introduced in August 2015 through a partnership between Malmesbury Town Council and Malmesbury Town Team who jointly subsidise Wiltshire Council’s parking revenues. With the ongoing success of the scheme, the two bodies have confirmed they will continue the car parking subsidy for a third year, until July 2018.

Spokesperson for Malmesbury Town Team, Gordon MacPherson, said "Research carried out pointed to parking improvements as one of the key priorities. We are thrilled that two years on, the scheme for free parking just a short distance from the town centre has gone from strength to strength and helped achieve our goal to increase footfall in the town’.

Malmesbury Town Councillor John Gundry, said "The Town Council welcomes the opportunity to subsidise parking for the benefit of residents, workers, visitors and shopkeepers. We are delighted that the scheme has been so successful’.

Malmesbury Town Team welcomes feedback on the parking scheme from businesses, visitors and residents. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free parking first two years

 

 

 

 

 

 

1&2-hour tickets issued in the year before the trial (paid for tickets) and in its first two years (free tickets)

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