Feedback Needed On Christmas Parking

7th February 2018

Businesses based in St Peter Port are being invited to give their feedback on how last year’s Christmas parking arrangements impacted their business.

Requested by the Town Centre Partnership, the parking measures were approved by the Committee for the Environment and Infrastructure, with support from the Committee for Economic Development.

Image taken from gov.gg website

The request was made to make it easier for people to spend longer enjoying the shops and services in Town throughout the Christmas period.

Between the 30th November 2017 and the 4th January 2018, the following arrangements were in place:

On weekdays, the 2 hour disc parking spaces at the Albert Pier, Crown Pier and North Beach car parks were extended to 3 hours.

On Saturdays and late night shopping evenings, all parking restrictions were suspended at these zones and at the existing 3 hour spaces at North Beach.

On Saturdays and late night shopping evenings, long-stay parking was made available at Frossard House and Lukis House, with a free shuttle-bus service between  those locations and the Town Terminus.

Guernsey Harbours supported the initiative by making the Port Permit spaces available at St Julian’s Pier.

The States of Guernsey and the TCP worked together to host a public survey to find out how these changes impacted people’s visit to Town, and we are told the results are now being analysed.

Businesses in Town are now invited to provide their feedback on how the temporary parking arrangements impacted their business. Even thought the arrangements were made with the retail and hospitality sectors in mind, Town-based businesses from any sector are encouraged to respond to enable an assessment of the overall impact of the parking measures on the Town economy.

If your business is based in St Peter Port, you can give feedback by going to the gov.gg website, and completing an online survey.

The survey will be open until 5th March 2018, and responses will be used to inform the approach to Town parking arrangements for Christmas this year.

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