Signs will make parking in Chichester easier at Christmas

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FINDING a parking space will soon become easier for visitors to Chichester when new parking space signs are introduced.

Eleven electronic signs will be placed at various places around the city centre for Christmas. They will inform visitors of the spaces available in car parks.

Sensors will be installed today at the entrance and the exit of car parks at Westgate Leisure, Cattle Market and Avenue de Chartres.

Councillor John Connor, who is in charge of environment at Chichester District Council said: ‘Many cities and towns have adopted this system. It can help reduce congestion as people can easily see, in real-time, where spaces are available and which car parks are full.

‘We have planned the installation of the sensors to take place at quieter times in order to help minimise disruption. Work on the electronic boards is planned to start in the next few weeks and should be completed by early December, in time for Christmas.’

The scheme has been jointly funded by Chichester District and West Sussex County councils.

For details, contact the Car Parking Office at Chichester District Council on 01243 534500 or email