Flintshire Council paid and posted parking fees are set to be reinstated in October


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Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021

Update: Wed Sep 22

This article is old – Publication: Wednesday 22 Sep 2021

Flintshire County Council off-street parking fees will be reintroduced on October 1, 2021.

Parking has been free in parking lots managed by the Council since March 2020 and fees have remained suspended to help local businesses come out of lockdown last summer and this continued into the fall and winter.

This has been extended until September 2021 to support the opening and gradual recovery of city centers and promote attendance.

The council said that “as more businesses reopen, we will reinstate parking fees to reduce potential traffic jams and facilitate access to short-stay parking lots.”

“As of July 1, 2021, charges apply at Talacre, the county’s main tourist destination, in anticipation of the increase in the number of visitors before the school holidays and the need to ensure the availability of spaces throughout. the day.”

“Public health and safety in all car parks remains a priority. People are advised to continue to follow social distancing guidelines at all times. “

Councilor Glyn Banks, Flintshire cabinet member for Streetscene, said:

“Footfall has continued to increase in our downtown areas as people return to work and to the stores and restaurants they missed.

“The support that free parking has provided to key workers, essential businesses and others for over 18 months has been invaluable.

“Although we have made the decision to reinstate the fees, we need to manage the availability of parking lots for everyone and ensure that parking lots near city centers are kept available to buyers and parking lots further away. from the city are designated for all-day parking We want to direct visitors and long-term commuters to the long-stay car parks in the city centers, where you can park from £ 1.50 all day. This will free up centrally located car parks for short-term parking.

“We would also like to encourage people to use public transport or to walk and cycle whenever possible, which in turn will reduce reliance on single-person vehicles used to make short trips. “

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