Aiming to promote a healthy town centre

Colchester High Street in 2018

Colchester High Street in 2018 - Credit: Archant

Colchester borough council has put together some great car parking deals for shoppers to boost town centre businesses over the summer.

The council have offers for shoppers in its car parks, including £2.50 for 4 hours in Britannia, and long stay commuters can take advantage of all-day parking for £2.50 in Butt Road and £3.50 in St Johns (Monday to Friday).

There is all day parking from £2.50 in Middleborough car park Monday to Saturday and only £1 on Sundays in Britannia and Vineyard Street. Deals for shorter daytime or evening stays are also available, including £2 for an evening out after 6pm in St Mary’s. Councillor Mike Lilley of Colchester Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Planning, Public Safety and Licensing said: “We want Colchester to continue to have a thriving town centre, and success relies on good-quality and easy to access town centre parking. We have a wonderful mix of independent and big name retailers to suit every taste and any pocket.

“With our all-year round offers for four hours or all-day parking, we are comparable, and on some tariffs much cheaper, than other towns of our size. The fact that some private companies in Colchester charge a much higher tariff price shows that they feel Colchester is a popular destination for shopping, but the Council wants to encourage more people to shop and stay for longer to support local businesses. “