Have your say on future of car parking in district

Published Monday 26 September 2022

Residents and businesses are encouraged to have their say on car parking in the Harborough district.  

Harborough District Council is asking residents to help ensure its car parks meet the needs of residents, visitors, and people who work in the district, now and in the future.

Car park

Do you think there is enough parking and is it priced correctly? Do you find the pay and display machines accessible, easy to use and, if you have mobility needs, are you able to easily access the blue badge parking spaces when required?

The Council owns and maintains car parks in Broughton Astley and Kibworth, but is particularly seeking feedback on the availability of parking in the town centres of Lutterworth and Market Harborough.

The car park survey takes just a few minutes to complete and will run until Tuesday 18 October 2022.

Cllr Paul Dann, Harborough District Council’s Cabinet lead said: “We want to know if there have been changes in the way people use car parks in light of Covid or the cost of living for example. We'd like to hear about how people feel about parking tariffs, accessibility and vehicle use. Feedback will help us manage future improvements, such as the number of electric vehicle charge points.”

In recent years, the Council has introduced Pay By Phone options in its car parks, more pop and shop (30 minute) bays and extra electric vehicle charge-up points.

Income from pay and display machines is used to maintain and improve car parks across the Harborough district.

Have your say by completing the survey at www.harborough.gov.uk/parking-survey

Paper copies of the survey can be collected from the council’s reception at The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough.

Alternatively, request a paper copy in the post by emailing customer.services@harborough.gov.uk