Tourists welcome, but cars banned for summer

Cafe culture: Tenby's summer pedestrianisation scheme gives a boost to al fresco dining and strolling.
PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography
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Cafe culture: Tenby's summer pedestrianisation scheme gives a boost to al fresco dining and strolling. PICTURE: Gareth Davies Photography (8437108)

First published in News

TENBY’S walled town will be traffic-free again this summer.

The pedestrianisation scheme in the heart of the resort got underway last Saturday (July 19) and will continue until Sunday, September 7, between 11am and 5pm daily.

The annual seasonal ban on traffic only permits certain vehicles to enter the walled town.

It aims to ease vehicle congestion and make the resort more pleasant for everyone during the summer.

Tenby Chamber of Trade and Tourism's chairman, Chris Osborne, said the organisation 'welcomes the town returning to its pedestrian-friendly, cafe-cultured, high-season environment'.

He added: "If it's good for our visitors, then it's good for our businesses, and feedback over the past five years supports this."

During the pedestrianisation, the walled town will be divided into three areas with varying degrees of permitted access.

The core area of Tudor Square, part of High Street and Church Street will be largely traffic free, although access to emergency vehicles and services will be allowed.

The eastern and western areas will have permitted access for residents, business owners, relatives and harbour permit users, while access to holiday accommodation will also be allowed.

A Park and Ride service will be available from both the North Beach and Salterns car parks.

For further information on the scheme, including permitted journeys and access permit application forms, please ring 01437 775282.

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8:41am Tue 22 Jul 14

teifion says...

To the blue badge disabled tourists may I remind them you will have to pay to park in a council run car park - the signs hidden but that's no excuse, (sad fact that Pembs CC is the only mean of spirit county to do this but be honest eight quid is better than forty pence for the coffers
Let's not forget the extortionate (per day) car parking charges in private car parks if you only want to park somewhere for an hour or two at most
To the blue badge disabled tourists may I remind them you will have to pay to park in a council run car park - the signs hidden but that's no excuse, (sad fact that Pembs CC is the only mean of spirit county to do this but be honest eight quid is better than forty pence for the coffers Let's not forget the extortionate (per day) car parking charges in private car parks if you only want to park somewhere for an hour or two at most teifion
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