Free parking at Topp Way 

02/03/11

National Car Parks (NCP) has announced a week of free parking in Topp Way multi storey car park to mark the facility’s one-year anniversary.

NCP, who built its Bolton car parks in partnership with Bolton Council, is allowing people to park in Topp Way at no cost and with no time restrictions, between Monday March 7 to Sunday March 13 inclusive. 

Hundreds of people will benefit from the free parking offer - the four-storey facility, located on Bath Street, contains 794 spaces and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Alongside the free parking week, a year’s season ticket worth £725 is also up for grabs. Motorists can enter the competition for the ticket by completing a flier, which will be entered into a draw. Fliers will be available from car parking attendants at the entrance and exit of the car park between 8am and 6pm Monday to Saturday.

Topp Way multi-storey car park is easily accessible from St George’s Road or Topp Way. It is within easy reach of the town centre’s main shops – approximately 50 metres away from the Market Place Shopping centre.

Bolton’s Metroshuttle bus service, which transports people for free around the town centre, also picks up passengers from a bus stop on Bath Street near the car park.

Graeme Taylor, managing director of NCP commented, “We decided to launch a free parking week for Topp Way to celebrate its one year anniversary. We expect that it will be very busy, so it will be a case of first come, first served.

“A week like this gives us the opportunity to demonstrate to visitors just how close and convenient the car park is to the town centre. Both of the NCP multi storey car parks in Bolton, Topp Way and Deane Road, have won the Safety Park Mark awards and provide safe and secure modern car parking facilities which help in the aim to keep vehicles out of the inner town centre reducing congestion, carbon emissions, and improving air quality. We hope customers enjoy the chance to park for free at Topp Way and will continue to support these car parks.”

Councillor Cliff Morris, Leader of Bolton Council, added: “We’re very pleased that NCP is running an offer like this which should really boost town centre trade. We hope it will encourage people who may usually shop elsewhere to come into Bolton and see what our town has to offer. The car park is easily accessible and within easy reach of the town’s main shops and offices.”

The car park also houses Bolton’s first town centre ‘Changing Places’ facility, for profoundly disabled people. As well as a toilet it features a changing bench and a ceiling hoist, which is operated electronically and can be used to lift people.

The town’s Shopmobility service also operates from the car park.

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