Erewash Launches Car Park ‘Transfer’ Tickets
Motorists visiting Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres can now transfer their pay and display tickets between certain car parks.
The move is another New Year scheme as part of Erewash Borough Council’s wider town centre regeneration programme, with councillors confirming the ‘transferability’ promotion is a permanent one.
Notices in the car parks that are part of the transfer scheme are now in place on the tariff boards alongside the pay and display machines. The boards are marked with two categories - a blue circle, and a red square. Tickets can be transferred between car parks within each of these categories.
The notice boards now show the car parks that can shoppers can switch between:
• Blue circle short stay car parks: Ilkeston – Albion Centre, Albion Centre extension, Club Row, Queen Street and South Street. Long Eaton – Beaconsfield Street and lower
• Red square long stay car parks: Ilkeston – East Street, Baker Street, Chapel Street, Pimlico, Station Road, Wilton Place. Long Eaton – Claye Street, Gibb Street, Lawrence
Councillor Barbara Harrison, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:
“This is more good news as 2015 gets underway and is another clear example of our commitment to helping boost trade within our town centres and to making it easier for shoppers to explore and move around when visiting Ilkeston and Long Eaton.
“We have looked at the best car parks to include in the transferable ticket system and we are confident it will be welcomed and well-used by visitors.”
The ‘ticket transfer’ scheme in selected car parks has been introduced as part of a New Year double by Erewash Borough Council which has also launched its free one-hour parking in some of its busiest town centre car parks.