Free parking to continue in council-run car parks

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Free parking is to continue in Tamworth Borough Council car parks for the coming weeks in support of keyworkers, businesses and people carrying out essential tasks during the coronavirus crisis.

Parking charges were suspended under emergency powers on March 26 for an initial period of three weeks until today (April 14th). It has now been decided to extend free parking in line with Government guidance until at least the end of May, or the easing of coronavirus restrictions (whichever is sooner).

Please note this only applies to council-run car parks. Other town centre car parks, such as Ankerside Shopping Centre and the NCP section of the Gungate car park, have private owners and motorists are advised to check signs and tariffs.

Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, Cllr Daniel Cook, said: “We hope the vast majority of people are continuing to stay at home, apart from in the few exceptional circumstances outlined by the Government.

“The suspension of parking charges is to help those who are keyworkers, people shopping for essential food and medical supplies, or running errands in support of the extremely vulnerable, to be able to carry out their tasks as quickly and safely as possible.

“Suspending parking charges also reduces the risk of cross contamination from metal surfaces and helps maintain the social distancing rules.

“Efforts are being made across the town to support the coronavirus effort and we hope people continue to do what is being asked of them in these difficult and challenging times - and this includes not journeying to the town unless it’s absolutely vital.”

Permit holders do not need to get in touch with us as expiry dates will be extended where possible.

A full list of Tamworth Borough Council owned car parks is available here: www.tamworth.gov.uk/car-parks.