Bargain £1 car parking deal to lure in shoppers
REGULAR shoppers can pick up a bargain for their car parking after a new "shopper tariff" has been introduced to the city centre.
NCP has entered into a partnership with Destination Bristol to offer shoppers £1 parking on Queen Charlotte Street for the first six hours in a bid to boost the local economy.
Longer stays will incur a maximum charge of £10.
Hoping to benefit are traders of nearby St Nicholas Market.
The shopkeepers will reward regular customers by handing out the basement price tickets, meaning customers can bypass the usual £3 per hour charges.
Six hours in Queen Charlotte Street car park normally costs £20.
Jane Palmer, chairperson of the Bristol branch of the National Market Federation, said: "The introduction of affordable parking right next door is a fantastic initiative to bring shoppers back to our area of the city.
"Now shoppers will have the opportunity to spend longer enjoying St Nicholas Market and the wide range of independent traders that it has to offer, you can stop and eat too, whether it's a snack or lunch, knowing that your parking costs will be minimal."
Colin Walpole, business manager at NCP, said: "NCP and Destination Bristol have worked hard over the last 18 months to provide parking offers in Bristol, and this latest offer in conjunction with the Hippodrome, aims to encourage shoppers and theatre-goers to visit the old city area of Bristol, and support the local businesses in that area."
NCP has also introduced night tariffs from 6pm to midnight at Queen Charlotte Street, Prince Street, Rupert Street and Nelson Street car parks.