Objective Four: Better Parking
A town centre with improved parking is a priority for businesses. Making the town centre a more attractive proposition for residents, visitors, businesses and investors will be helped if the town benefited from more and easier to use parking.
What is the Bognor Regis BID doing about this?
The BID is proud to work with Arun District and Bognor Regis Town Council to offer the incredibly popular “Two-Hour Free Parking Disc”. Parking discs can be purchased for only £2 from participating local businesses and used at three of the main car parks in town for up to two hours at a time without needing to buy a ticket on site.
The Disc continues to be incredibly popular, with both residents and visitors to Bognor Regis. The two-hour parking scheme is made possible through a financial contribution from Bognor Regis Town Council and the BID to Arun District Council for the use of their parking spaces, with all design, production and administrative costs paid for by the BID. All profits from sales of the parking discs are reinvested back into the BID Area.
In its first year, the BID introduced a “Special Offers” booklet which is given out with the parking discs. The booklet is intended to encourage “parkers” to become “partakers”, bringing more people through the doors of participating businesses.
Whilst the BID does not have direct control of any of the Bognor Regis Car Parks, we continue to lobby and encourage our partners to make improvements to their visibility, accessibility and ease of use.