Council suspends car parking charges until the end of April

Date: 

Wednesday, 1 April, 2020

Update: The car park charges remain suspended as detailed below until further notice.

We have suspended charges in most of our car parks until the end of April.

Town Hall, Hope Lodge and Bourne Hall car parks will be excluded from this arrangement to protect parking for the emergency services, critical workers and volunteers, for whom separate arrangements are in place.

The changes will come into effect from midnight tonight (1 April) and will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

All council car parks will remain open during their usual operating hours to ensure residents can undertake essential journeys, including food shopping and visiting pharmacies.

Councillor Neil Dallen, Chairman of Environment & Safe Communities Committee, said “We want to support critical workers in their delivery of essential services and removing parking charges in some of our car parks is one way in which we can do this.

It is really important, however, that people continue to follow government instructions about avoiding all unnecessary travel”