Free parking scheme is to get more cash

Essex County Standard: Free parking scheme is to get more cash Free parking scheme is to get more cash

TRADERS have welcomed Tendring Council’s plans to extend a free parking scheme.

Council tax-paying households in the district are given a pass to use in most council-owned car parks free of change after 11am.

It costs the council £300,000 to fund the scheme, which aims to encourage people to shop locally.

The council wants to continue the scheme when it ends on March 31.

Darren Bradwell, chairman of the Clacton Town Partnership, said: “When the scheme started, we noticed howmany people came in.

“It just shows how many people would use the free car parking to shop in Clacton. People don’t want to go shopping in a town if they have to pay a lot for parking.

“It’s a great scheme because it gives something back to the residents who pay council tax and has a positive effect on business.”

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6:46pm Sun 5 Jan 14

roger bacon says...

They have not got the system completely right yet ,. It should start



















































Tendring DC parking plan needs a little tweaking with. The parking should start at any time in the morning and there should be free parking for an hour and a half then the car must move on. After all that is enough time for anybody to do their shopping. Under their present system. there is no free parking before 11 AM therefore wasting earlier free time
Them after 11 AM people can park all day long which is wrong and will not bring more cars into the town. With one and a hours free parking these cars will leave and more cars will take their place throughout the day. With this throughput 4 to 5 times as many cars would come into the town in a day making the town centre much busier.
They have not got the system completely right yet ,. It should start Tendring DC parking plan needs a little tweaking with. The parking should start at any time in the morning and there should be free parking for an hour and a half then the car must move on. After all that is enough time for anybody to do their shopping. Under their present system. there is no free parking before 11 AM therefore wasting earlier free time Them after 11 AM people can park all day long which is wrong and will not bring more cars into the town. With one and a hours free parking these cars will leave and more cars will take their place throughout the day. With this throughput 4 to 5 times as many cars would come into the town in a day making the town centre much busier. roger bacon

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