Published on 24th November 2016

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Christmas shoppers will have more choice over where to park as a much improved Chelt Walk car park opens to the public.

The area had been closed off whilst work took place to develop the site adjacent to the Bayshill public house, so that Chelt Walk and Synagogue Lane could be combined into one car park. The whole area will now be known as Chelt Walk car park.

The car park, which has convenient pedestrian access to the town centre, has benefitted from new dedicated disabled parking bays, additional parking spaces and improved surfacing and lighting.  Disused buildings on the site have also been demolished.

It is open for valid permit holders, pay and display and PaybyPhone customers. Access is from the Chelt Walk entrance (Jessop Avenue) and not Synagogue Lane as before.

Councillor Andrew McKinlay, cabinet member for development and safety said:  ‘‘I am delighted that we can now offer an extended car park which has improved access, disabled parking provision, permeable surfacing to combat flooding and lighting.’’

Mike Redman, director of environment added:  ‘’The town is starting to get very busy with Christmas shoppers, so it’s good news that we’ve been able to re-open the car park at a time when more visitors will be coming into Cheltenham.’’

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