Over 200 free weekend parking spaces available at St. James’s Place and Council

Release date: 15 March 2016

Motorists visiting Cirencester at weekends and public holidays can park for free at the offices of Wealth Management company St. James’s Place, as well as Cotswold District Council’s office. St. James’s Place offers 70 spaces free of charge at its Tetbury Road headquarters, GL7 1FP to ease pressure on weekend parking in the town. For more details please: visit St James's place website

This supplements the Council’s free weekend parking offer which covers 140 spaces at its Trinity Road offices, GL7 1PX.

Commenting on this extra parking capacity, Cllr Chris Hancock, Cabinet Member for Enterprise and Partnerships at CDC, said:

“We have been promoting the Council’s free weekend parking offer for several months, and we also want to ensure that the public are aware of the St. James’s Place free of charge weekend option.  We recently announced that we have set aside up to £75,000 to fast-track a project which - with the help of the private sector – should address current and future concerns about parking provision in the town.  However, we are always looking for short-term solutions to ease parking demand, and we welcome the St. James’s Place offer.  We very much hope that other employers in the town with parking capacity might also consider freeing up spaces when they are not required. Similarly, we would be pleased to hear from landowners who can suggest potential sites for temporary additional parking on the periphery of town to cover all days of the week.”

St. James’s Place Operations Director Sonia Gravestock is keen to promote the availability of free of charge weekend spaces at their Tetbury Road offices:

“For the last 12 months we have opened our car park in Tetbury Road to residents and shoppers for use at weekends free of charge and we will continue to do so.  Construction is underway on our new building and we would like to thank everyone for their understanding for any traffic disruption caused.  We look forward to the completion of the building later this year."

For more information about St James's Place please:

Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road