Chamber still pushing for free parking in Bideford
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Chamber of Commerce asks council to take control of its car parks in a bid to drive people into the town.
THE Bideford and District Chamber of Commerce has told councillors it will continue to fight for barrier parking in the town.
At Bideford Town Council’s meeting yesterday (Thursday) Graham Blight, vice president of the chamber, said it was also pushing for two hour’s free parking.
He told councillors the chamber wanted to see the town council take a lead and take charge of council run car parks from Torridge.
“Car parking is the bane of the council but something needs to be done,” he said.
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“If town councils were in charge if their own car parks they would be in charge of their own destiny.”
Councillors made a number of suggestions, including introducing 15 minutes’ free parking or free parking on one Saturday every month.
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Cllr Anne Brenton added: “Parking is the issue which most affects the economic regeneration in market towns.
“We need to do something about the economy and parking is one of the big stumbling blocks, not just for our town but for every town.”