THE EAST RIDING COUNCIL is encouraging people to shop in East Yorkshire towns by offering free car-parking for the three weekends in the run up to Christmas.
Council leader Stephen Parnaby has stated “We hope people take advantage of the free parking by coming to East Riding towns to do their Christmas shopping.”
Parking will be free in council-run car parks from 8:00am on Saturdays until 8am on Mondays….
Fantastic! …. So we assume that free car-parking will help support local shops!? …. So surely the reverse must be true and that the stalled plans of the Council to review and introduce car-parking charges must NOT be in the best interests of supporting local shops during recession!?
What do you think?