Park and ride contribution proposal for Knutsford visitors
Visitors to the next Knutsford Christmas Market will be encouraged to use a new park and ride scheme to ease congestion in the town and reduce antisocial parking.
The initiative aims to improve the experience of residents and visitors to the town during the market.
“The town council Christmas Market has become increasingly popular over the years, with visitor numbers increasing and the geographical spread of those visitors widening,” said town centre manager Sandra Curties. While this is good news for Knutsford tourism, restaurants, shops and the market itself, it brings challenges to the town’s limited parking facilities during that weekend.”
She also said: “Introducing a Park and Ride would tackle the issue of car parks being closed for the market and allow on-street parking to be coned off in places to ease traffic flow,” she said.
The council is recommending a donation to a local charity by visitors to pay for the park and ride scheme, which has cost the council £1,330 to set up