Changes to management of the Waterside multi-storey car park, above Waitrose, from 9 October, will provide 101 additional parking spaces for town centre and theatre visitors. They include 96 standard and five disabled bays.
Floor 1 will remain reserved for Waitrose customers only, but both Floors 2 and 3 will be managed by Aylesbury Vale District Council and will be available for general public use.
From 9 October anyone parking on Floor 2 or 3 will have to ‘pay & display’ either using the ticket machines in the car park or pay-by-phone by calling 0330 400 7275 or registering for the service by going to www.paybyphone.co.uk. The current scale of charges is displayed on ticket machines and on notices in the car park.
Waitrose customers will continue to be able to use Floor 1 as before and have parking charges refunded against shopping. See notices in the car park and in-store for details. Waitrose customer will also be able to park on Floors 2 or 3 but will have to pay and display and will not get these parking charges refunded.
Councillor Julie Ward, the council’s Cabinet Member for Civic Amenities, said: ‘Changing level 2 of the car park to general public use will provide an additional 101 spaces. It has also enabled us to remove the time restriction of two hours.
‘The change is particularly welcomed as we move towards Christmas with the winter markets and other seasonal retail offers in the town centre and the busy pantomime season starting in early December at Waterside Theatre.
‘It also responds to the call for extra parking given the success of new restaurants and bars in the area including Rococo Lounge, The Grill Steakhouse and Zizzi in The Exchange and Miya, in the former police station.’