From Monday, May 14, Wiltshire Council run car parks in Salisbury will be free from midday on weekdays, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. The five park and ride sites are also free.
According to the council, responding to local consultations, all-day free car parks – to a large extent – were being filled by commuters and workers and minimising space available for visitors to the city’s attractions and shops.
Cost of the scheme will be met by Wiltshire Council and Salisbury City Council taxpayers, and is said to “mark a huge investment in helping the city to recover; particularly boosting the local economy.”
Short stay car parks have a maximum time of three hours of free parking to encourage the spaces to be used by as many people as possible. Revised signs promoting free parking will be erected in all the city’s Wiltshire Council operated car parks.
The new arrangements will be in place until further notice
List of car parks offering free parking:
- Brown Street East – Maximum stay 3 hours
- Brown Street West – Maximum stay 3 hours
- Central – Maximum stay all day
- Central – Maximum stay 3 hours
- College Street – Maximum stay all day
- Culver Street – Maximum stay all day
- Five Rivers Leisure Centre – Maximum stay 3 hours
- Lush House – Maximum stay 3 hours
- Maltings – Maximum stay 3 hours
- Millstream – Maximum stay all day
- Salt Lane – Maximum stay 3 hours
- Southampton Road – Maximum stay all day