New information boards on parking spaces

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

Eleven electronic signs will be placed at various key locations around the city in time for Christmas, informing drivers of the number of spaces available in certain car parks.

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

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

Councillor John Connor, in charge of parking at Chichester District Council, said: ‘Installing electronic parking signs at key points around the city will help visitors to the area to park easier.

‘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.

‘Work on the electronic boards is planned to start in the next few weeks and should be completed by early December, just in time for Christmas.’

He added any disruption would be minimised.