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Ipswich: Festive boost for town centre as new car park is opened

09:38 23 November 2012

Sarah Jane Honeywell as Faery Faraway, Suffolk County Councillor Carole Jones, Project Manager Stuart Oxborrow, Highways Operations Manager John Jacobs and Councillor Bryony Rudkin, open the new parking lot on Woodbridge road near the Regent Theatre.

Sarah Jane Honeywell as Faery Faraway, Suffolk County Councillor Carole Jones, Project Manager Stuart Oxborrow, Highways Operations Manager John Jacobs and Councillor Bryony Rudkin, open the new parking lot on Woodbridge road near the Regent Theatre.

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TIS the season to be jolly for drivers with the addition of a new town centre car park.

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Ipswich Borough Council’s new Regent car park, situated at the bottom of Woodbridge Road, has now been unveiled.

Star of the Regent’s pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sarah-Jane Honeywell, officially opened the car park yesterday – just in time for Mumford & Sons’ eagerly-awaited show tonight.

The facility, which is where the Caribbean Club once stood, has around 60 spaces and costs just £1 for an hour for up to three hours while there is free entry after 8pm.

Carole Jones, the borough council’s economic development portfolio-holder, said: “We were determined to get the car park open before Christmas so shoppers and theatre-goers alike can take advantage of it.

“We have decided to peg charges at the same level as Crown in order to help businesses as much as we can.”

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3 comments

  • Yes Miguel 100, then the residents can pay more council tax to pick up the budget shortfall, Brilliant idea!

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    ElaineD17

    Saturday, November 24, 2012

  • Can someone please explain to me how a 60 space car park is a "Festive boost for the town centre"??

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    Shed Kev

    Monday, November 26, 2012

  • IF THE COUNCIL WANT TO HELP THESE BUSINESSES WHY NOT DROP THE PARKING CHARGES ALTOGETHER FOR THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING PERIOD , YOU CAN SEE HOW FREE PARKING BENEFIT THE BUSINESSES AT PLAES LIKE SAINSBURY'S , FUTURA PARK , EURO PARK , RAVENS-WOOD SHOPPING CENTRE ,THE CAR PARKS ARE FULL

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    MIGUEL100

    Friday, November 23, 2012

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