First published on Stockton.gov.uk 19 Feb 2014 © 2014 Stockton Council
A new car park is now open in Stockton Town Centre which is making it easier for people to visit its vast array of shops and businesses.
As part of the town’s regeneration 34 short stay bays have been created outside The Shambles so people can park on the High Street.
Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, Councillor Mike Smith, said: “Stockton’s transformation really is starting to take shape. Not only are the physical works progressing on a daily basis but the town is beginning to feel very different than it did a couple of years ago. We intend to create a bustling, vibrant and welcoming town centre and we are well on the way to achieving that. Businesses are already showing their confidence in the town with more than 50 choosing to relocate to, expand or establish themselves there in the last year. Meanwhile the cultural opportunities are also continuing to grow with Stockton hosting its busiest ever events programme this year.
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“We want as many people as possible to be able to easily enjoy all that Stockton has to offer and that’s why easy access to the town centre is vital to the town’s future prosperity. This new car park gives more people the option of parking on the High Street within easy reach of the town’s businesses, shops, cultural, heritage an leisure opportunities.”