Lib Dem cabinet member spearheads free parking to support business

July 14, 2020 9:51 AM

Lib Dem Cabinet Member for Finance, Alex White has spearheaded free car parking in the three towns of Mid Devon in a major boost to our retailers. carpark

Alex has been acutely aware of the huge impact of the lockdown on all of our retailers in Mid Devon and was determined to support them as much as possible.
Therefore, after discussions with retailers, he decided that action needed to be taken to support our high streets in Mid Devon post lockdown and offering free car parking for 2 hours will encourage shoppers to continue shopping locally.
The lockdown period has seen shops, businesses and restaurants closed for many months and Alex is very aware of the economic impact this has had on local traders and jobs.
From 1st August to the 30th September visitors will be able to claim two hours free parking in selected car parks in Crediton, Tiverton and Cullompton.
The following car parks will allow a two hour free parking period between 8am and 6pm:

Market Place, Tiverton
Market Street, Crediton
Station Road, Cullompton


Cllr Alex White, Cabinet Member for Finance, said: "I recognise the importance of doing everything I can to encourage people to return to our town centres. By offering free parking this will hopefully continue to encourage residents to shop locally in our High Streets and to spend money in our local businesses."