Shropshire Star

24-hours hope for Shrewsbury multi-storey car park

Shrewsbury's Raven Meadows multi-storey car park could be opened 24 hours a day as part of a series of improvements to the site.


Shropshire Council has put in new payment machines, barriers and automatic number plate recognition.

The changes are not the only plans for the site, with Simon Jones, Shropshire Council's cabinet member for highways, revealing that the authority wants the car park to be available 24 hours a day.

Councillor Jones said that a new lift should be put in at the car park by April next year but that extra security measures would be required before the car park can be open 24 hours.

The new equipment combines vehicle sensors, number plate cameras, and technology in barriers on entry and exit points.

People can also now pay with chip and pin and contactless cards.

Pay by phone equipment has also been put in at four pay and display car parks in Shrewsbury at Bridge Street, St Austin's Street, The Tannery, and Frankwell.

Councillor Jones said: "After listening to the views of Shrewsbury BID and others I'm delighted that we've been able to make these improvements to the service we offer to the visitors and business using our car parks."

The car park layout will also be looked at. It currently has space for 856 cars.

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