Stone Town Council has once again secured the use of the car park at the former Stone Police Station on Station Road.
As in 2017, the empty police station car park will be utilised to provide an additional free shoppers car park for the Christmas and New Year period.
The Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner has supported a further approach from the Town Council to make this currently unused space within the town centre available to shoppers at this busy time of year.
The car park will be operated by the Town Council from 15th December 2018 until mid-January 2019.
Free parking will be available between 10:00am and 6:30pm daily, with the car park locked at other times.
The car park can be accessed via Station Road, and is the car park on the right, just past the St Dominics Social Centre. It is clearly marked as a public car park. Please do not park in the car park on the left, behind the current Police Post and Council Offices, as this is a private car park and not open to the public.
Councillor Rob Kenney, Chairman of the Council’s General Purposes Committee, said:
“I am very pleased to be able to make this extra space available to provide additional free parking for shoppers during the busy Christmas period. I hope that this will encourage more shoppers into the town to enjoy our many fine shops, pubs and restaurants.
I am grateful to the Police and Crime Commissioner for supporting this Town Council initiative.”
The Town Council currently provides two permenant free car parks, one on Northesk Street and one at the Crown Wharf. Both of these existing car parks are on borrowed time with plans to develop Crown Wharf as well as future sale of the police station which includes the Northesk Street car park.