More positive changes have been made in Doncaster town centre as preparations continue for the easing of lockdown restrictions.
After reviewing feedback from businesses and partners, we have altered the Doncaster town centre pedestrian zone.
The gate at Wood Street has been moved to a new location on Cleveland Street and another at its junction with Printing Office Street so car users can access the car parks in this area.
Car parking is available across the town centre for users but we continue to ask people to only visit if it’s essential to do so.
The revised pedestrian zone will be in operation from 10.30am to 4pm to help keep people safe during this COVID-19 emergency. Deliveries need to be outside these core hours but emergency vehicles will have access at all times.
We will continue to monitor the town centre changes and make amendments if required. We are committed to supporting our businesses but the safety of people visiting the town centre will remain our priority.
Lots of signage has also gone up to advise people who have to visit about social distancing and we are also asking people to keep left as this will help people to stay 2 metres from other people. Similar signage with important public safety messages is on the main streets in Bawtry, Conisbrough, Mexborough, Thorne and Tickhill.
Free parking for blue badge holders
Another positive development in Doncaster town centre is for our disabled residents.
To make it easier for them to access the town centre, they can now park for free in any parking space in all of the council’s car parks when displaying their blue badge.
We are also amending Duke Street to provide further disabled parking.
The free parking for blue badge holders in council car parks is available immediately and the changes on Duke Street should be effective from 1 June.
More information about the changes is available on our dedicated webpage: www.doncaster.gov.uk/towncentrechanges
Business related information and advice is on: wearedoncaster.co.uk
- Category: Culture, leisure & tourism