A dance teacher has taken over a busy car park in Rugby in a bid to provide ‘a fresh and friendly place for people to park’.
Hayley James, who runs Impact Dance, is the proud proprietor of Mill Road car park near Rugby train station.
The 34-year-old took over on Monday and has already made improvements to the site.
“I’m Rugby born and bred and I’m really passionate about our town,” Hayley said.
“I’m super excited about the new business and I really hope people will be pleased to see the car park under new ownership.
“We have some lovely, smiley people on hand to help people park and keep an eye on things, so it is a very safe and welcoming place for people to leave their cars.”
It costs £7 for 24 hours parking on the site, almost half the cost under the previous owner.
CCTV has been installed and Hayley plans to tidy up the site and give it a makeover.
Hayley, from Long Lawford, said: “My dance school is round the back of the car park so it’s nice to have the whole site now - the dance school, car park and warehouse.
“We are also offering free parking for 20 minutes for people collecting parcels from Royal Mail. It’s always been difficult to pick something up as they have a tiny car park and there’s double yellow lines out the front.”
Hayley hopes the new set up will encourage people to use the facility and not park on Technology Drive.
“That road is becoming unsafe with the amount of cars parking on the pavement,” she said.
“I hope that our new, friendly approach and investment will win back peoples’ trust and confidence and they will be keen to come and park at Mill Road.”