Tuesday 06 February 2018
All businesses based in St Peter Port are invited to give their feedback on how the 2017 Christmas parking arrangements impacted their business.
The Christmas parking measures were requested by the Town Centre Partnership (TCP) and approved by the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure with support from the Committee for Economic Development. The TCP made this request to enable people to spend longer enjoying the shops and services in St Peter Port over the Christmas period.
From Thursday 30th November 2017 to Thursday 4th January 2018, the following arrangements applied:
- On weekdays, the 2 hour disc parking zones at the Albert Pier, Crown Pier and North Beach car parks were extended to 3 hours.
- On Saturdays and late night shopping evenings, all parking restrictions were suspended at these zones and at the existing 3 hour spaces on North Beach.
- In addition, on Saturdays and late night shopping evenings, long-stay parking was made available at Frossard House and Lukis House, with a free shuttle service between those locations and the Town Terminus, and Guernsey Harbours supported the initiative by making available the Port Permit spaces at St Julian's Pier.
The TCP and the States of Guernsey worked in partnership to host a public survey to evaluate how these changes impacted people's visit to Town, the results of which are now being analysed. Businesses based in Town are now invited to provide their feedback on any ways in which the temporary parking arrangements impacted their business. Whilst the temporary arrangements were made with the retail and hospitality sectors in mind, Town-based businesses from any sector are encouraged to respond to enable an assessment of the overall impact of the parking arrangements on the Town economy.
Businesses based in St Peter Port can give their feedback by going to www.gov.gg/xmasparkingimpact and completing the online survey. The survey will be open until 5th March 2018 and responses will be used to inform the approach to Town parking arrangements for Christmas 2018.