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Car Park Goes Bonkers: Lets You Pay In Conkers

Seed of the horse chestnut tree now accepted at Tariff Street car park

Written by . Published on September 18th 2013.

Car Park Goes Bonkers: Lets You Pay In Conkers


What ever happened to a game conkers?

I remember a time, a more innocent, almost bucolic time, before the now prevailing ‘cotton-wool’ culture banned conkers in schools, forced parents to bathe their children in Dettol-kills-99.99%-of-bacteria-solutions and forbid anyone under sixteen of ever talking to anyone ever, ever because the Daily Mail now reports that 67% of all people are now unequivocally paedophiles.

That’s what happened to conkers.

But rejoice, they’ve now got another handy use. Well, from now up until Sunday 22 September at least.

The multi-storey Town Centre Car Parks (TCCP) at 30 Tariff Street on the easterly reaches of Manchester’s Northern Quarter is now accepting conkers in exchange for parking.

Tariff Street TCCPTariff Street TCCP

One conker will now afford you 20p worth of parking up to a maximum of £10, that’s 50 conkers.

TCCP will then sponsor a forest in the UK to help offset the rising levels of carbon emissions from vehicles.

Ben Ziff, Managing Director of Town Centre Car Parks says: “Car emissions are on the rise throughout the country. We thought it would be a fun idea to raise awareness and give a little bit back. We all have fond memories of looking for conkers so this seemed like a great idea for our customers. We are looking forward to seeing how many people bring us.”

ScratScrat: Not happyAt Confidential we are 100% sure that there is nothing in this promotion related to the strangely quiet, out of the way, nature of Tariff Street car park.

In other news: Mass squirrel famine expected to hit Greater Manchester over the next week. Scrat from Ice Age is positively livid... and still looking for that acorn.

TCCP multistorey, 30 Tariff Street, Manchester, M1 2FJ

Offer is only valid between Monday 16th September and Sunday 22nd September.

One vehicle per household can exchange conkers within the validity period.

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