Opening date and two hours’ free parking confirmed for Bicester’s town centre redevelopment

Bicester town centre development. Sainsbury's and Vue Cinema.'130424M-A572
Bicester town centre development. Sainsbury's and Vue Cinema.'130424M-A572
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Bicester’s new town centre redevelopment will offer shoppers two hours of free parking when it opens on July 10, it has been revealed today.

Partners Sainsbury’s, Stockdale Land and Cherwell District Council said they are delighted to be able to confirm free parking in the development’s multi-storey car park, which will have more than 500 spaces.

A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “The town centre redevelopment is a massive investment in the future of Bicester town centre. It was purpose designed to complement the existing range of shops and services.

“We are therefore very happy to be able to offer free shoppers parking.

“We know that this is something the local community have wanted for a long time and gives an added incentive for people to visit the town centre.”

Shoppers will have an option to pay for a third hour.

The user-friendly car park will offer wider spaces, as well as spaces for disabled people and parents with toddlers.

Shoppers will still have to pay to use other car parks around the town centre, and traders have called for the two hours’ free parking offer to be extended to council-run car parks.