Bury St Edmunds and Brandon car parks to introduce tickets so council can enforce short stay
Tickets will need to be displayed in two car parks in Bury St Edmunds and Brandon from next Tuesday.
The changes are being introduced for car parks at Moreton Hall Community Centre and shops, in Lawson Place, Bury as well as in Bury Road, Brandon.
There will be no charge at either car park but the move will allow West Suffolk Council to enforce short stay parking.
It follows a car parks review by the authority.
At Moreton Hall, vehicles should only be parked for three hours or four on Sundays but businesses have complained about motorists using the car park all day to visit the town centre.
In Brandon, Bury Road car park is unrestricted but will become a short stay car park with a maximum stay of three hours.
Long stay parking is available in George Street.
During the council's review, it was noted that customers of town centre businesses struggled to find spaces due to cars being parked all day.
Cllr Peter Stevens, West Suffolk Council cabinet member for operations, said: "We consulted with local businesses, car park users and other partners during the car parks review. We have listened to the concerns raised and have worked with them to create a solution to the parking issues they were experiencing in Brandon and on Moreton Hall.
"We are now bringing in these changes and naturally, we will monitor its effectiveness."