Bedford Borough Council closes all multi-storey car parks apart from Queen's Street  Photo by Georgia de Lotz on Unsplash

Queen Street multi-storey car park will remain open 24/7

Bedford Borough Council has closed all its multi-storey car parks, apart from Queens Street, until further notice.

With updated Government guidance around staying at home and increased pressure on Council services, the decision has now been made to completely close Lurke Street, River Street and Allhallows car parks until further notice. The Council added that this is to enable it to prioritise staff.

Alternative parking is available with over 1,000 spaces at surface car parks. Including Riverside Car Park, St Mary’s, St Peter’s, Duckmill Lane, Ashburnham Road, Prebend Street and Melbourne Street. On-street parking is also available.

Cllr Charles Royden, portfolio holder for Transport, said:

“The Government has made it very clear that people should stay at home as much as possible and there is now very little use being made of our car parks.

“With increased pressure on council staff and resources this decision ensures that our reduced workforce can keep people safe.

“There continues to be ample space in other car parks including Queen Street multi-storey and all of our surface car parks for key workers who commute, need to park in town for work or anyone getting their essential shopping.”