Special parking permits for tourists

Parking permits will be available for tourists visiting the Torridge area.

Parking permits will be available for tourists visiting the Torridge area. - Credit: Archant

Permits will allow visitors to park all over Torridge and boost business in holiday hotspots.

Tourists visiting the area for half term will be able to take advantage of a special parking permit in Torridge.

Torridge District Council is offering the tourist permits for £20 a week, covering parking throughout the district.

Councillor Kathy Murdoch, who also owns Westward Ho! accommodation Westward Living, said: “The knock on effect to local business can only be a positive move and will hopefully encourage spending in the area.

“Westward Living will be adding the details about tourist permits to our websites and in welcome packs for guests.

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“It’s information visitors can really use and will allow them to explore the whole area without having to think about parking tickets.”

Council leader Philip Collins said the scheme was popular over the summer but was also available during the winter.

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He said: “People can use the permit to explore all of our local towns and villages, and enjoy what they have to offer.”

The permits are available from council officers, tourist information centres and on the council’s website at www.torridge.gov.uk/touristpermit.

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