City centre car parks will be 'busier than usual' as festive events get underway

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You may have noticed car park queues in the city centre becoming even more congested and longer than usual over the past few days.

There are several reasons for this.

Goose Fair is heading to town, and is due to open its doors on Wednesday.

And of course the Christmas festive season is also almost upon us.

In the meantime, while the Forest Recreation ground park and ride is closed there are plenty more other spaces to park up in the city.

If you can't get in your normal spot, try these:

- Wilkinson Street

- Queens Drive Park & Ride

- Trinity Square

- Lace Market

- Curzon Street

- On-street bays for shorter-term parking

The car park in Lace Market

The car park in Lace Market

A Nottingham City Council spokesman said: "City centre car parks may be slightly busier than usual but this is not just down to the closure of The Forest Park & Ride for Goose Fair.

"We tend to see an increase in city centre car park use around this time of year, with people coming back after their summer holidays, students returning to university and then a build-up to the Christmas shopping period.

"The removal of The Forest Park & Ride during Goose Fair doesn't have a significant impact as people will find different alternatives depending on their needs.

"There are 4,000 spaces at NET's other Park and Ride sites including Wilkinson Street nearby, just under 1,000 spaces at Queens Drive Park & Ride with frequent Centrelink bus services to and from the city.

"If not try some of our car parks including Trinity Square, Lace Market and Curzon Street, as well as on-street bays for shorter-term parking."