There’s more good news for town centre shoppers and visitors this week as, just days after The Lexicon’s first birthday, Bracknell Forest Council has agreed to freeze charges in its town centre car parks for the next 12 months.
Bracknell Forest Council’s regeneration committee agreed earlier this week to freeze the charges at their current rate at The Avenue, High Street and Braccan Walk multi-storey car parks as well as the charges at Weather Way, Albert Road and Wick Hill car parks.
Prices will remain at their current rate for the next year, meaning there will continue to be more than 3,000 parking spaces across the council’s car parks with charges starting from as little as £1.40 for an hour.
This news follows hot on the heels of the announcement last week that TK Maxx, Diechmann and Gymfinity Kids will join The Lexicon’s line up. It was also announced on The Lexicon’s birthday that the number of visits soared to 16 million in the first year, exceeding initial expectations by 1 million.
Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration, said: “We know that car parking charges play an important part in people’s decision to visit a town centre, so to continue to make The Lexicon as popular as it has been, we have agreed to freeze car parking charges at The Avenue, Braccan Walk, High Street, Weather Way, Wick Hill and Albert Road car parks for the next year.
“Although the council will have to pay additional leasing costs at The Avenue, we are keen not to pass that back to our shoppers and visitors so that they can continue to enjoy visiting The Lexicon at no extra cost. This is our extra birthday present to everyone who has used one of our town centre car parks to visit and support The Lexicon since it opened a year ago!”
Please note Princess Square, The Peel Centre, Bracknell train station and Waitrose car parks are not owned or managed by the council.
A list of town centre car parks and their fees can be found on the council’s parking webpage.