Free parking on Council’s Ironbridge Gorge and Town Centre car parks
Parking charges in the Ironbridge Gorge and 2 other council run car parks in Telford will be suspended to support local businesses.
From 6 November until 31 December these car parks in the Ironbridge Gorge will be free:
• The Square, Ironbridge
• The Wharfage
• Waterloo St
• Ironbridge Central
• Dale End
These car parks in Telford town centre will be free from 6 November until at least 2 December when this will be reviewed.
• Dark Lane in Telford Town Park
• Hall Court (opposite Forge Retail Park, Telford town centre)
The Council will close also its multi-storey car park at Southwater from 6 November until 2 December when this will also be reviewed.
This is the latest measure by the Council to support businesses in the borough and in particular the Ironbridge Gorge, who have had to deal with the impact of the worst flooding in decades in February followed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Cllr Lee Carter, cabinet member for Neighbourhoods, Commercial Services and Regeneration, said: “We need to do all we can to support borough businesses and soften the impact of the second lockdown and this is a quick and simple step.
“Businesses had been bouncing back from the effects of the floods and the first lockdown, with the Gorge attracting many visitors.
“Many businesses continue to open and waiving car park charges is a small but important step to support them further and we hope it can help all businesses to make the most of Christmas trade particularly as we come out of lockdown on 2 December.
“It’s also important during lockdown that we make the access to open spaces such as Telford Town Park for exercise as easy as possible for people and making our Dark lane car park free will help get outdoors during this lockdown.”
All other council-run car parks in the borough are already free-to-use.
Most car parks around Telford Town Centre are operated by Telford Shopping Centre, not the Council.