Central Bedfordshire Council has issued the following statement: I thought it prudent to write to you and outline our response to the current lockdown and Parking. As you are aware we now have the large majority of our local population in isolation in their homes and we are mindful that their ability to park in residential streets where restrictions apply such as on yellow lines and in residents permit zones etc are limited by the availability of unrestricted space on the highway.
In response to this Central Bedfordshire Council enforcement teams are NOT enforcing restrictions and we are allowing residents to park as needed. This will ensure that there is more than enough capacity for all residents to park their cars and works vehicles etc. This is subject to drivers parking in a safe manner and not blocking access to properties, emergency services or parking in disabled bays Without the appropriate blue badge. In the first week of this change to support residents we issued only 5 parking tickets across central Bedfordshire. You will also be aware that there is considerable concern being raised nationally about people failing to adhere to travel restrictions and visiting country parks and areas of interest for walks. Central Bedfordshire has also experienced this with visitors to Dunstable Downs and Rushmere Country Park. Following requests from the police who deem these to be un-necessary journeys we are continuing to enforce the parking in these areas and issued around 20 tickets at Dunstable Downs at the weekend. Hopefully this measure will go some way to changing behaviours.
The Town Council wishes it to be known that our resident and business parking permits are to continue without need to renew until the Coronavirus crisis is over.
At the Full Council meeting, 11th February 2020,
it was resolved that following the positive response to Saturday Free Parking,
all BTC-operated Car Parks (Dan Albone, Rose Lane, White Hart, St Andrews, Mill
Lane & Chestnut Avenue) will continue to be free to all patrons of these
car parks on Saturday and for Sunday.
This means that the enforceable hours for these Car Parks will be Monday – Friday, 8 am-6 pm.
Town Council Car Parks
Report of the Parking Strategy Task Group: Please click Here
It is widely acknowledged that parking has been an issue in Biggleswade for many years. The available parking in the town needs to be better managed and the lack of sufficient parking needs to be addressed.
To establish key principles when considering a parking strategy and also to consider the framework provided by the Biggleswade Town Centre Adopted Strategy and Masterplan (July 2011 Supplementary Planning Guidance).
Biggleswade Town Council offers a number of car parks within the town:
- Chestnut Avenue Car Park (31 spaces)
- Dan Albone Car Park (56 spaces plus 3 disabled)
- Mill Lane Car Park (19 spaces plus 1 disabled)
- Rose Lane Car Park (140 spaces plus 3 disabled plus motorcycles)
- St Andrews Street Car Park (36 spaces plus 1 disabled)
- White Hart Car Park (16 spaces plus motorcycles)