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Hour’s free parking in Droitwich given thumbs up

Droitwich Editorial 8th Aug, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

RESIDENTS and visitors to Droitwich will now get an hour’s free parking in the town’s car parks after the scheme was approved by Wychavon District Council.

The changes, which will be introduced before the bank holiday on August 31, will see those paying for two hours worth of parking getting the extra 60 minutes for nothing.

The measures are being introduced following recommendations by councillors on the Strategic Car Park Review Working Group.

Councillors also confirmed parking charges will remain frozen for the next four years and ruled out introducing charges for evenings and on Sundays.

Coun Richard Morris, Wychavon District Council’s portfolio holder for economy and housing, said: “We want to make it easier for the residents of Wychavon to use our car parks by making them more accessible and therefore support the regeneration of our towns and communities.

“The use of mobile phone technology will support that aim while the introduction of an hour’s free parking will encourage people to spend more time in our towns to support our high streets and traders and enjoy our wonderful area.”

And he vowed that the authority would continually assess improvements to parking as and when new technology developed.

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