Visitors are being encouraged to stay in King’s Lynn longer on Sundays this September as a new car parking promotion offers people the chance to park all day for the price of just one hour.
Super Sundays, is the latest in a series of Just the Ticket promotions designed to support the town’s economy by encouraging footfall at characteristically quiet times. It will mean that motorists will pay just £1.40 (equivalent to the cost of one hour’s parking in one of the council’s short-term car parks) and be able to park until midnight.
Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Cabinet Member responsible for car parks, said: “The first initiative was well received and it, along with the warm weather, seems to have helped draw people to the town. We hope the Sunday offer will encourage people to stay in King’s Lynn longer, giving them time to explore the shops and enjoy the restaurant and leisure activities that the town boasts.”
The Super Sundays offer runs from 1 to 29 September (inclusive) and applies to all King’s Lynn pay-and-display car parks owned and operated by the borough council.
All participating car parks will display a Just the Ticket notice. Motorists will need to display a valid ticket by entering their registration number into the parking machines. Overnight parking (from midnight to 8 am the following morning) is subject to the standard £1 fee. Full instructions for purchasing overnight parking are printed on ticket machines. Full details can be found at www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/justtheticket.
£100,000 has been set aside this year to offer parking promotions to help stimulate footfall and support the King’s Lynn economy. The first initiative Free After Three in Wednesdays, which expires on 4 September, enabled visitors to park free of charge between 3pm and midnight during the summer holidays.