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.”

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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