It’s not a good idea to put up car parking charges for town centres at the moment:
Raising car parking charges: “Given the current state of the high street, this is not the time to put up prices.”
Raising car parking charges – and threatening the viability of small businesses
In fact, to help town centres at the moment, charges could be brought down:
Reduced winter car parking charges start 1st November >>>> do your Christmas shopping in your local East Devon towns
As reported by Sidmouth Nub news:
Christmas shoppers visiting Sidmouth can park all day at any East Devon District Council run car park for just £2 this winter.
Park for just £2 a day at any East Devon District Council car park
With more information on the District Council’s website:
If we want to reduce traffic volumes and car emissions, we need to do something different, though:
Raising car parking charges is about raising revenue – not about reducing emissions
Sidmouth Park-and-Ride not in the plans
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