Parking should be always free to give the best chance for our town centre shops to survive.
You park free everywhere else including retail park etc, one of the reasons it is always so busy there.
Parking charges which can be very high are such a short term gain and long term nail in the coffin.
More people in the town centre would mean more successful shops, leading to more units rented, because at the moment the increase in empty units is accelerating the downward spiral of less shoppers and more units closing down
Take the longer term approach.
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