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210115 | Free Parking from tomorrow (16 January)

Free Parking from tomorrow

Cornwall Council has decided to stop charging in all of its car parks from tomorrow.

There will be free parking in all of its car parks from Saturday (January 16 2021) until the end of the current national lockdown.

The Council say it will keep staff safe, help essential workers and ease congestion on residential streets as more people are working from home.

There has been an increase in the number of vehicles parked on residential roads and residents unable to find a parking space near their homes.

 Cllr Geoff Brown, CC Lib Dem Portfolio Holder for Transport

Councillor Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport, said: “We are all being asked to stay at home where possible and we want to lead by example, by doing all we can to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

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“The daily operation of our 133 charging car parks requires staff to carry out regular patrols and security officers to collect money from the machines. Given the current lockdown, and the Council’s key role in responding to the pandemic locally, we have a duty to keep our staff safe, as well as ensure all efforts are focussed on dealing with the response – and subsequent recovery – from Covid-19.”