Plan to cut parking charges in Kettering

Market Place: Kettering:  Market Place Restaurant Quarter 'Tuesday 22nd May 2012
Market Place: Kettering: Market Place Restaurant Quarter 'Tuesday 22nd May 2012
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Cut-price parking charges, a new big screen for sporting events and a facelift for the Newlands Centre are ideas being put forward to boost Kettering town centre.

Kettering Council will look at a package of measures to boost the town centre economy on Tuesday, June 12.

Councillors will consider a trial of a new two-hour parking charge of £1.50, reduced from £2.20, at the council’s car park in London Road.

They will hear proposals to help improve the Newlands Centre frontage and the bus interchange in Newland Street.

Plans to take more traffic out of Gold Street and High Street, smarten up vacant town centre shops and new lamppost banners in Horsemarket, Market Street, Market Place and Sheep Street will also be presented.

For a full report of the proposals and meeting see the Telegraph.

What do you think of the proposals? What do you think would boost Kettering town centre’s economy? Comment on this story or email nt.editor@northantsnews.co.uk.