Sunday parking to remain FREE in Wiltshire

Sunday parking to remain FREE in Wiltshire

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 2:17pm 24th February 2020. (Updated at 2:22pm 24th February 2020)

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The charges for Wiltshire Council-owned car parks and on-street meters will not be returning.

The Sunday fees were 'suspended until further notice' two years ago, but it's now been confirmed that they won't be coming back.

The authority say they're scrapping charges 'to support local businesses and communities'.

Car parking
Pay here? Not on Sundays!

Councillor Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste, said: 

"We're delighted to be scrapping Sunday charges at all Wiltshire Council car parks and on-street pay and display bays to enable people to explore the county and park for free on one day a week.

"Free parking on Sundays is just one of a range of schemes we operate; we work with town and parish councils to provide free parking for local events, and also partner with some local communities who fund their own arrangements, including first and second hour free and parking redemption schemes.

"This represents a significant investment in our communities and local businesses, and will benefit shoppers and visitors who want to use our car parks and on-street pay and display bays for free. We hope lots of people will take advantage of this scheme."

Parking - Central car park Salisbury - May 2018 (Mike Draper)
Wiltshire Council's hoping scenes like this will be more common thanks to scrapping Sunday parking fees

We're told signage will be put up in every affected car park and on-street parking areas to let drivers know about the change.

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