Car parks to help impress

Revamped: Coun Peter Wilson at the new Fleet Street spaces
Revamped: Coun Peter Wilson at the new Fleet Street spaces
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One of Chorley’s major town centre car parks has reopened after improvement works.

The Chorley Council-owned and operated Fleet Street car park has been resurfaced and extended.

It is part of an ongoing investment by the council to make the town centre more appealing to visitors. Work has already begun to resurface the Flat Iron car park.

The Fleet Street car park been extended to cover the area behind the new business outlets on Market Street and it has a new tarmac surface.

Councillor Peter Wilson, deputy leader of the council, said: “This is part of a project of work that we are currently undertaking to resurface three of our major town centre car parks. We understand that a car park is the first place visitors see on arrival of the town so it is important to make sure that first impressions count and that the car parks do our town justice.”

The parking area behind the new units will work on the same pay and display system as the Fleet Street short stay.

Twelve new ‘free for 30 minute’ bays have been created along Gillibrand Street for quick town centre visits.

An additional pay and display machine is be installed along with further improvements to the surrounding area.

Coun Wilson said: “The improvements come at a time of big changes in the town centre as there are numerous projects currently undergoing to refresh the look of tired shop frontages on Market Street and create more a modernised shared surface and traffic light junction making the street more pedestrian friendly when the new ASDA supermarket is open later this year.”