Pay monthly for your parking at Queen Street car park

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Offer of little use to residents and those who work on a Sunday — it’s closed

Queen Street car park offers local residents, businesses and employers cheap parking all year round, and now Bedford Borough Council has made it even easier for people to use this town centre car park.

People can now pay for an annual season ticket monthly rather than having to find the money upfront, at Queen Street and a number of other town centre car parks. 

Bedford Borough Council has frozen car parking season tickets prices since 2017. This means that someone can park in the town centre at Queen Street car park for less than £650 for the whole year, or less than £12.50 a week. 

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Queen Street Car Park has been awarded the Park Mark Award and a Disabled Parking Award, and is handily located just behind Tavistock Street, a 10 minute walk to the river straight down Bedford High Street. 

It’s not just people who work in Bedford who can benefit from parking offers in our town. There is free parking available every day in Bedford town centre:

Up to two hours free parking at Queen Street car park every day from Monday-Saturday — closed Sundays

Up to two hours free parking at all Council-owned town centre car parks on Saturdays

Free parking all day every Sunday at all Council-owned town centre car parks, except Queen Street

Free parking after 6pm at all Council-owned town centre car parks, except River Street

Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Highways and Transport said: “Queen Street car park really does offer a great option for people working or studying in the town centre. This car park is a short walk to town and we have continued to freeze all of our parking charges again this year, keeping the prices down for residents and visitors.”

Roger Rigby Conservative Cllr commenting on this announcement said: “We welcome the portfolio holder’s initiative to pick-up on Conservative policy of encouraging the town’s businesses to have economical parking in Queen Street multi-storey car park. He could be bolder and more imaginative and allow the town’s business permit holders the opportunity to also park in Queen Street, freeing up very valuable kerb-side parking space for short stay and visitor parking”

You can apply for a season ticket and find out about parking options in Bedford at www.bedford.gov.uk/parking

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