Decision Maker: Assistant Director Resources
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Cabinet and Officers have been reviewing
the decision to cease all car parking charges in March 2020 as a
result of the COVID pandemic. The March decision was taken to help
businesses and key workers during very challenging times and to
help halt the transmission of the disease by reducing the risk of
transmission by using the car parking machines. As the economy
starts to recover and transmission rates have fallen, it is
appropriate to revise the decision and it is the view of Cabinet
that they still wish to help the economy by offering free car
parking in the town centre, but this is to be limited to 2 hours
Financial/staffing/health & safety (incl virus transmission risks)/service delivery impacts/other risks and impacts considered:
Impacts on the budget to re-introduce charges.
The re-introduction of parking charges was not considered to have any negative impacts in terms of equality.
To reintroduce parking charges in council
Reason: Due to effect on the town centre economy.
Publication date: 24/11/2020
Date of decision: 13/08/2020