Free ParkingWednesday, September 8th, 2010
From November, All West Dorset District Council car parks will be free after 6.00PM, overnight until 8.00am in the morning and ALL DAY SUNDAYS!
Spanning the next two years, the scheme looks to encourage extra trade into the town centre.
Scratch cards available for issuing to their over night guests allowing them an extra hour (8.00-9.00am) in the morning no more rushing out before 8.00am to the car park to avoid a parking fine!
Phil Gordon, Project Manager for DBid said:
A lot of work has gone into this and if it works, WDDC, have suggested that after the two year trial it may become permanent.
I would like to thank all the businesses that helped encourage our efforts in this important area and I would also like to personally thank WDDC for their foresight and assistance in making this happen at a time when it is most needed.
A note to retailers
Lets make the most of this opportunity, make sure that your business is one that benefits from it by opening on Sundays and perhaps even by trying a later finish on on or two days of the week at key times of year.
If you fancy the idea of some late night shopping in Dorchester, here is a list of the car parks.
P.S and don’t forget you can park your car overnight in town without having to worry about collecting it, and in the morning phone Ringo and keep it parked remotely without having to get out of bed early to collect….How’s that for progress!!!