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Priory Street Car Park - Reduced Capacity 26 and 27 February

Date published: 20 February 2018

Essential maintenance works in Colchester Borough Council's Priory Street car park will reduce the parking spaces available for customers for two days.

The main part of the car park will remain open for use but some spaces at both the Queen Street and East Hill ends of the car park will be fenced off on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 February. These works follow on from the refurbishment completed last year and will result in improved facilities for all those using the car park.

Improvements included a new layout to improve vehicle and pedestrian access with wider spaces allowing better access for disabled people and people with pushchairs. A new 'pay and display' payment system, enabling motorists to pay via their card via contactless and chip card; these run alongside other cashless payment options including ApplePay, MiPermit online, text and phone, or coin.

As well as continuing to use the car park, shoppers, visitors and workers in Colchester on these days can take advantage of the great value parking available at other car parks if Priory Street is full.  

Four hours parking after 9.30am for only £2.50 is also available in Britannia car park. Those staying longer can take advantage of all day parking in St John's car park for only £3.50.  

Temporary signage will advise motorists of the works and alternative parking locations.

Councillor Mike Lilley, Portfolio Holder for Public Safety and Licensing, said:  "We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but the closure is necessary to allow the works remaining to be completed quickly and safely. Spreading the works across two days will help to minimise disruption by keeping spaces available at all times.  Parkers will still be able to take advantage of the great value parking on offer here and at our other car parks across the town."

Information on parking in Colchester can be found at