Bury St Edmunds: New parking charges to begin in April

Mo Mungar (car park attendant), Darren Old (chair of National Market Traders Federation) and Cameron

Mo Mungar (car park attendant), Darren Old (chair of National Market Traders Federation) and Cameron Findlay (parking services manager) are pictured at the car park in Lower Baxter Street, Bury. - Credit: Archant

THE NEW parking charges across Bury St Edmunds will begin from early next month.

The tariffs, the result of a lengthy survey of the town’s car parks following anger at previous price hikes, comes as St Edmundsbury Borough Council confirm more free parking is planned in the town centre.

In a move to help the Bury St Edmunds market, from April 9 there will be free parking between 8am and 10am at Lower Baxter Street car park on Wednesdays. The exact dates of the council’s Free from Three initiative, which will see free parking after 3pm on Tuesdays in council-owned short-stay car parks. Other new services to be rolled out from April 8 include the introduction of a special low emission season ticket as well as season tickets for St Andrews long stay. Season tickets will become 7 day-a-week in Bury St Edmunds. As well as the existing pay-by-phone RingGo service, debit cards can be used at ticket machines to buy week-long season tickets in Parkway multi-storey, St Andrews long stay and Ram Meadow.

A St Edmundsbury spokewoman said: “The changes have been introduced following an in-depth review of the council’s off street car parks and the new services we are introducing help all car park users.”

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