In order to promote the economy of the town centre in the run up to Christmas, and given that the Council’s Crown short-stay car park will still be partially closed during this period whilst a new multi-storey car park is constructed.
The cost for this is £6,600 and will be arranged directly with the operator of the service, First Eastern Counties Buses Ltd, via a service subsidy agreement made under the provisions of the Transport Act 1985 and The Service Subsidy Agreements (Tendering) (England) Regulations 2002 (both as amended). Suffolk County Council (SCC) are funding the provision of the service on late night shopping Thursdays covering the same period. There is an associated cost of £1,305 for opening and closing the two Park & Ride sites and cleaning the site buildings, which is being arranged via SCC.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: Alexandra;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/10/2017
Decision due: 23 Oct 2017 by Officer Decision
This decision has been reached following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment & Transport and the Leader of the Council.