Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

Victoria and Jubilee Car Parks to close on Tuesday 7 February for major conference in Harrogate

1 Feb 2017 by Giles Latham

To facilitate a major new conference at the Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate Borough Council has agreed to provide additional parking for delegates at the Victoria and Jubilee car parks in Harrogate town centre.

Due to the large number of visitors to the town for the event, Victoria car park off East Parade and Jubilee Car Park on Union Street will be closed to the public on Tuesday 7 February.  Dragon Road car park will also be closed between Saturday 4 February and Thursday 9 February for the event. All the other car parks in the town will be available to the public to use.

Parking for disabled users will still be available at Victoria and Jubilee car parks on Tuesday 7 February. Season card holders who are affected by the closure of the car parks have been provided with details of alternative parking arrangements.

Councillor Rebecca Burnett, Harrogate Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Sustainable Transport, said: “We are immensely pleased that major corporate clients have the confidence in Harrogate, as a town and an event venue, to bring thousands of people to the district.

“While client confidentiality means we often cannot reveal our large corporate customers, they often bring hundreds or even, as in case here, thousands of visitors to Harrogate.

“Business visitors to Harrogate International Centre put an estimated £60million into the economy each year through spending in local restaurants, hotels and shops so it’s good to know we have all the Infrastructure readily in place to welcome them.

“We understand that the closure of Victoria and Jubilee Car Parks may cause some inconvenience to our usual customers, however the town has a wide range of on street and off street parking opportunities which can be used whilst the two car parks are closed.”