New parking and traffic control measures in Cirencester

Gloucestershire County Council has been working in partnership with Cirencester Town Council to deliver the improvements and they will come into effect from Thursday 4 April.

The proposals were formed through feedback received in informal engagement exercises in 2021 and support from the town council.

The plans include extra parking bays in the town, along with additional yellow lines and restricted parking areas to ensure there is regular turnover of parking spaces, providing better short stay access to shops and businesses in the town centre.

Other measures include additional pay and display facilities in Castle Street, Dyer Street and Cricklade Street which have a two hour maximum stay, with no change in parking charges, but which allow a 20 minute free period for very short-term visits, for example picking up a prescription.

There are additional and amended disabled bays with a maximum three hour stay to protect kerbside space for blue badge holders.

Additional or amended loading bays are also included in Castle Street, Dyer Street and Cricklade Street, along with a motorcycle bay and amended taxi bay in Market Place.

Cycle parking is available in Cricklade Street near its junction with Market Street and there will be a reduction in time of waiting/loading restrictions from 8am to 6pm.

More information on all the measures being introduced are available to see here.