Revamp for Wisbech car park

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Car parking charges and time restrictions will be temporarily lifted at a Wisbech car park in the New Year when it undergoes a revamp.

Work to improve the town’s Horsefair Shopping Centre car park and introduce a new, cheaper charging system, begins on Monday, January 4, with completion in early February.

The car park will be open throughout the renovation, except Sunday, January 31, when it will be closed for resurfacing work at the entrance and exit.

Throughout the work, there will be no time restrictions or charges in place.

The revamp will involve the entire car park having all lines repainted and the ground floor will be repainted to create a bright and more attractive environment.

Lighting will also be replaced to further brighten the car park, and 13 new parent and child parking bays will be introduced on the ground floor.

When the car park re-opens, customers will no longer need to obtain a ticket, as the system will be automated and a new pricing scheme will be introduced.

The new system will include free parking for the first three hours, an extension of the current two hours. After three hours, the rates have been reduced from £1 for an extra hour to 50p, and all-day parking will be £2, compared to the current charge of £3.50.

Shoppers wishing to stay longer than three hours can simply pay when they leave.

The car park will also be free of time restrictions and charges on Sundays and every day after 6pm.