Car park charges suspended to help essential workers during Coronavirus epidemic

  Posted: 27.03.20 at 19:47 by Joseph Macey

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Cornwall Council has suspended car park charges until the end of April.

Jayne Kirkham, Cornwall Councillor for Falmouth Smithick, said:

"In light of the ongoing crisis, we have taken the decision to remove all charges at Cornwall car parks until the end of April to ensure essential workers are able to travel as required."

These changes will come into effect from midnight tonight (March 27th) and will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

Councillor Geoff Brown, the portfolio holder for transport, said:

“We need residents to stay at home and stay safe, now is not the time for anyone to worry about parking charges and issues associated with coin handling.

"We also want to make it as easy as possible for essential workers to get to and from work and removing parking charges is one way in which we can support them during this critical time.

“It is really important, however, that people always remember to park considerately and continue to follow government guidance about avoiding any unnecessary travel.”

Anyone with questions about the new parking arrangements should email the Council’s Parking Services team in the first instance [email protected]

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