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Sturry Road park and ride to reopen next month

The Sturry Road Park and Ride is returning to Canterbury with residents able to park for just £3.20 a day. 

From April 1, residents will be able to use the convenient and cost-effective route to travel into Canterbury. 

District residents with a city council ANPR parking account will receive a 20 per cent reduction on the cost of Park and Ride, making the daily price £3.20 for a car with up to six passengers.  

Drivers who are not district residents can also still benefit by using the service regularly.

Their fifth journey will be free of charge if they used the Park and Ride four times during the same calendar month through an ANPR parking account.  

Cabinet member for tourism, movement, and rural development Councillor Alex Ricketts said: “I’m delighted that we’re re-opening the Sturry Road park and ride, responding to public demand and delivering on both parties’ election manifesto promises. 

“Providing parking options limits the costs and environmental impact of coming into our wonderful city is so important for boosting the local economy and protecting the environment, which is what our 2024/2025 budget is all about.”  

The re-opening of Canterbury’s third Park and Ride site comes as part of changes to parking in the district, including the introduction of a 10 per cent reduced residents’ rate across some of the council’s car parks and bringing back three hours of free blue badge parking.  

New colour-coded car park bands have been introduced to help motorists plan their journey and avoid congestion. Each car park has been given a band between one and five and drivers will pay the same rate for every car park in the same band. 

All these changes will come into effect on April 1 and are designed to create a fairer and more convenient parking system for residents and visitors to the city. 

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