Biggleswade Town Council (BTC) wishes to announce that parking regulations will again be enforced at our six Council-operated car parks from Thursday April 1, 2021.
With the news that the government’s COVID-19 restrictions are to be gradually lifted, it is vital that BTC takes measures to attract commerce to the area to support local businesses. Therefore, residents and visitors to Biggleswade will benefit from the cancellation of Saturday charges that were in place prior to the start of lockdown. BTC will also be offering extended periods of free parking to stimulate commerce over the coming months.
Further details of the new regulations for each BTC-operated car park can be found by visiting the Car Parks page of the Council’s website.
BTC-Operated Car Parks – Car Parking Permit Update
The Town Centre Management Committee has made the following resolutions about Parking Permit renewals within the town centre:
It was RESOLVED to grant residential and worker parking permit holders a further extension in lieu of the period where car park enforcement was suspended with all holders of original, renewed or extension permits that were valid on 10th November 2020 to now be granted an additional 5-month extension.
It was also RESOLVED to temporarily remove the price-premium for purchasing short-term worker permits. Monthly permits that commence between 1st April 2021 and 30th June 2021 will charged at the annual rate divided by 12. Quarterly permits that commence between 1st April 2021 and 31st March 2022 will be charged at the annual rate divided by 4. Half-yearly permits that commence between 1st April 2021 and 31st March 2022 will be charged at the annual rate divided by 2. There is no change to the price for an annual worker permit. All promotional materials and communication shall clearly state that this is a temporary reduction in charges for short-term worker permits.
Please note that all parking permit holders have been notified of this, and the procedures to receive an extended permit or purchase a new permit, by email or by letter.
New parking permits:
The costings for new permit or permit renewals are as follows:
Rose Lane and St. Andrew’s Car Parks – Residents’ Permits
Rose Lane and Dan Albone Car Parks – Workers’ Permits
1 April 2021 –
30 June 2021
1 July 2021 –
31 March 2022
1 month (up to 30 June 2021)
Any person who has paid for a permit before this communication will receive a refund for the amount they have now overpaid and a permit will be sent out first class signed for delivery.