Suspension of Parking Charges is Good News for Christmas Shoppers
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 15:54
Angus MacDonald MSP welcomed the news that Falkirk Council has agreed to suspend parking charges during the festive period. Charges will be suspended from 10 December 2012 and will be reintroduced 7 January 2013.
The purpose of the suspension of charging is to encourage shoppers and visitors into the town centre area. Free parking is only permitted for 4 hours in the Council’s short stay car parks at Melville Street, Weir Street and Williamson Street. The long stay car parks at Kemper Avenue, Garrison Place (east and west) and Meeks Road have no time restriction.
Shopper should note that all other car park rules apply and will be enforced throughout the 4 week suspended charge period. These include enforcement in relation to disabled parking spaces and vehicles parking outwith marked bays.
Charges will still apply for on-street parking.
Mr MacDonald commented:
“The SNP Group on Falkirk Council has successfully moved this proposal since the start of the economic downturn in 2007 and I am pleased that the measure to boost footfall and trade in the town centre over the festive period is continuing.
“As with previous years, I hope that the suspension of parking charges will encourage more footfall in the town centre and provide a boost for retailers at what should be their busiest time of year.