In order to enable the Council to prioritise staff on essential duties, the opening hours of the multi-storey car parks in Bedford will be changing from Friday 20 March.
Until further notice, Lurke Street, River Street and Allhallows car parks will close at 7pm every night and open at 6am.
Alternative parking is available with around 1,000 spaces at surface car parks throughout the town centre including Riverside Car Park, St Marys, St Peters, Duckmill Lane, Prebend Street and Melbourne Street, and on-street parking is also available.
Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Transport said, “While our multi-storey car parks will be closed from overnight from 7pm to 6am, there is still parking available in our town at surface car parks.
“We know that people still need to go into town to get their shopping, and we would encourage you to support your local shops and businesses, while heeding the Government advice around social distancing and keeping safe.”