Published Monday, 13 April 2015
THE Britannia Centre car park in Hinckley re-opened on Saturday (11 April) after the Borough Council stepped in to take over the operation of the car park from the leaseholders.
The move is a temporary measure by the council to benefit town centre shoppers, businesses and users of the Shopmobility service until new operators can be appointed to take over the running of the car park on a permanent basis.
The multi-storey car park, which is linked to the Britannia Centre shopping centre, closed on 25 March after the company that owns the lease on the building went into administration.
Since then, the Borough Council has been in continuous talks with the leaseholder and the administrator to reopen the car park as soon as possible.
Borough Council Chief Executive, Steve Atkinson, said: "I am pleased that, through the efforts of our Estates, Legal and Car Parking staff, we have finally succeeded in reopening the car park, which is a vital component of the continuing vibrancy of our town centre.
“I hope that a long-term operator can be secured very soon, but in the meantime, the council will play its part in supporting businesses and shoppers in the town, alongside the Business Improvement District.”
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