Park for free to celebrate first day of new car bays

The Waterside North car park PNL-151011-164204001
The Waterside North car park PNL-151011-164204001

Free parking is on offer! To celebrate the launch of a brand new town centre car park.

The open air pay and display car park is in Waterside North behind the old County Council offices, opposite the Waterside Theatre, with the entrance being in Exchange Street.

In all, there are 98 spaces including six bays for disabled blue badge holders.

The new spaces will officially open for business at 9.30am next Wednesday and the site is owned and run by Bucks County Council. Charges will be in line with the Exchange Street car park.

The new car park is part of the Waterside North masterplan, a collaboration between the county council, Aylesbury Vale District Council and Aylesbury Vale Advantage. The council says that the extra space will now allow for the redevelopment of part of the existing Exchange Street car park, for use as more restaurants, shops, housing and public space.

County council leader 
Martin Tett said: “The public have told us that parking in Aylesbury town centre is important to them. Not only does this benefit traders and visitors to the town, but it also helps the next phase of the regeneration of this part of Aylesbury.

“The wider plan is to bring houses, restaurants, and 
a new public boulevard to the town, and the new car park brings us another step nearer to achieving this.”

The car park is built on land which previously housed the old police station and the two rear wings of old County Offices, but the front section and attractive façade of the building remain.

The new car park will be free to park in on its first day after 9.30am.