Visitors to Ipswich can take advantage of a new £2 after 2pm midweek parking offer.
The new deal, which means people can pay just £2 and park for the afternoon and evening from Monday to Friday, is part of the new tariffs unveiled in the spring by Ipswich Borough Council and which are introduced on 15th August. The £2 after 2pm offer is for all Council car parks and replaces the Quids In offer that was for use after 3pm in some car parks. Smaller tariffs are available if you’re parking for less than two hours.
At other times short-stay parking will cost £1.20p an hour. Long-stay car parks on the edge of the town centre will cost only £1 an hour. Smart Street and Fore Street will cost just 90p an hour.
Athena Hall car park off Duke Street, which the Borough Council operates on behalf of the University of Suffolk, will continue with a 70p an hour tariff and all-day parking at weekends for £2.50. A new all-day midweek rate of £3.50 is also available.
Council Leader David Ellesmere said: “Ipswich Borough Council’s car parks continue to offer the best value in town and we are keeping parking charges low to help town centre businesses. In fact Council-run car parks are still cheaper than they were five years ago.”
The Council is helping to meet rising demand by building a new Crown multi-storey car park, which is set to open early next year and is investigating providing a new multi-storey car park in the Princes Street corridor.
The council’s standard £1.20 short stay tariff is a whopping £2.30p an hour less than the privately run car park at Tower Ramparts outside Marks & Spencer and under half that charged in Foundation Street. The Spiral car park at the New Wolsey Theatre charges £1.50 an hour and Cox Lane £2.10 an hour.
Cllr David Ellesmere, tel: 07712 886629
Cllr Ian Fisher, opposition Conservative Group leader, tel: 01473 410124
Cllr Inga Lockington, opposition Liberal Democrat Group Leader, tel: 01473 213444
Issued by the IBC press office, tel: 01473 432035