Sainsbury’s are set to run a trial of new car parking arrangements at the hugely successful Crescent, Hinckley.
There will still be no change between Sunday and Monday but a trial pricing scheme is being introduced on Saturday to help meet demand.
The trial will run from Saturday, January 14, until the end of March and will see shoppers charged £1.50 for up to three hours and £2.60 for up to four hours.
However, Sainsbury’s shoppers who spend £5 or more will receive a voucher for up to three hours free parking.
During the trial, shoppers who spend £3 or more anywhere else in the Crescent will qualify for two hours free parking.
John Davies, Store Manager of Sainsbury’s at The Crescent, said: “We’ve been thrilled at the success of The Crescent and have had great feedback from our customers. We’re keen to reduce the congestion in and out of the car park and on Rugby Road around the site and we think that this trial may help with that. We want to make it easy and pleasant for people to shop with us.”
Tony Baker, of the Tin Hat Partnership, said: “We support this trial by Sainsbury’s as it builds on the success of the Crescent and looks to enhance the experience for all visitors to the development and the town centre as a whole.”
The Sunday to Friday regime is unchanged – which means up to two hours free for all users, £1.50 for up to three hours, £2.60 for up to four hours. Sainsbury’s customers spending £5 in store are eligible for three hours free parking.
The parking restrictions run from 6am until 6pm.