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Town Council to pay for Sunday parking charges

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 10:50 am.

Westbury Town Council has confirmed that it will fund two hours’ free parking on Sundays in the town’s car parks, following the news in January that Wiltshire Council is introducing charges for Sunday parking across the county.

Wiltshire Council’s new Sunday parking charges is due to start this summer. The council said it was necessary to address the financial pressures faced by the council’s parking services and to help support local bus services.

Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for highways and transport said, “We don’t want to increase parking charges, however they have not increased since 2011 and the cost of operating car parks and public transport is rising.”

In June last year, Westbury Town Council voted overwhelmingly to fund two hours’ free parking in the High Street, Warminster Road and Westfield House car parks, in a bid to encourage more people to shop locally in the town and this will continue until June 2019.

Now, the town council has also agreed to fund the new Sunday parking charges, paying for the first two hours for visitors in all car parks.

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