Thanks to Ashford's new parking scheme, heading out for an evening meal in Ashford town centre has never been more appealing.
Visitors to Ashford will now be able to park for free in pay and display parking bays in the High Street, North Street and Bank Street after 6pm from Monday to Saturday. In addition, parking will be free all day on Sundays too.
The free high street parking scheme, which was rolled out on 10th June, will be piloted for six months. If the trial proves successful it may be introduced into Ashford on a permanent basis.
The council hopes the initiative will increase the night time footfall in Ashford and improve our high streets’ fortunes, as well as boosting trade for local businesses and making the town centre an attractive option for new business ventures.
The council is also replacing the town centre parking payment terminals with modern pay machines which accept fees by phone, credit/debit card, and ‘wave & pay’ contactless technology. The new terminals will arrive later in the year as part of an ongoing repair and renewal programme.
To find out more about free parking schemes around Ashford's town centre, see our Loveashford Parking page.