Croydon Council has converted a staff car park into one for 24-hour public use to boost drivers’ options in the town centre.
As of 7am yesterday (Monday 8 January), Wandle Road surface car park, an open-air site underneath the Croydon Flyover and opposite the multi-storey Wandle Road car park, opened to full public use.
The 255-space car park, which is a stone’s throw from Surrey Street market and High Street, had previously been available to the public during weekends and on weekday evenings only, with access to council staff on weekdays between 7am and 4pm.
Now, the car park is available to the public 24 hours a day, and the council has installed new pay and display machines, bay markings, signs and fences as a result of a £6,000 upgrade. Prices remain the same as before, starting from £1.20 for the first hour, going up to £9.60 for a stay of between seven and 24 hours. Parking is free for motorcycles, and the car park also has two bays with electric charging points.
“We decided to open Wandle Road surface car park for 24-hour public use because it’s a great location for people visiting the town centre, whether that’s for work, shopping or enjoying Croydon’s nightlife.
“This investment underlines the council’s commitment to making Croydon town centre an even more accessible and popular destination.”
Councillor Stuart King, cabinet member for transport and environment
For details on parking in the borough, visit the council website.