Tem­po­rary car park on its way

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Build­ing work on a tem­po­rary car park is un­der way in a bid to ease con­ges­tion for mo­torists af­ter spa­ces were lost else­where in the town.

The Com­mer­cial Quar­ter and El­wick Place cinema are both un­der con­struc­tion, lead­ing to the loss of hun­dreds of car park- ing bays at Dover Place.

But now an ex­tra 100 spa­ces will be added on derelict land in El­wick Road, in­clud­ing spa­ces for the dis­abled, mo­tor­bikes and bi­cy­cle racks.

The long-stay car park will be open 24 hours a day and the ma­chine will ac­cept the new £1 coin. The fees will be £1.10 per hour and £5 for more than four hours. Charges will not ap­ply af­ter 6pm.

Build­ing work to ex­tend the spa­ces near the skate park in Tan­nery Lane are also ex­pected to add a fur­ther 180 spa­ces in the com­ing months.

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