Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Shorter Stay to Boost Trade

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Shorter Stay to Boost Trade

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NEW parking arrangements being introduced in central Stockton will boost trade, say town centre chiefs.

The introduction of 'ultra short stay' Pay and Display meters will assist local businesses and shops by increasing turnover of spaces available for visitors to the town.

Ultra short stay charged spaces are proposed for Yarm Lane, Yarm Street, Norton Road, Park Terrace and Bridge Road, with charges at 20p for 30 minutes and pounds 1 for a maximum stay of one hour.

Some existing yellow lines will be removed for extra on-street parking opportunities.

Other formal long stay parking bays are proposed on Bath Lane, Bath Place and King Street to improve road safety and assist in control of commuter parking in the town centre.

Regular patrols by parking attendants will reduce the risk of car crime in this area.

In addition, market trader and coach parking has been provided on the former ACC Dairy site on Bishop Street.

Stockton Council has been working with the owners of the site to create up to nine spaces for coaches to park - after dropping their passengers off in the town centre - and a similar number of spaces for market trader vans. …

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