Free parking for two hours will continue - but only in main shoppers' car parks

Darlington and Stockton Times: TEES Free parking scheme extended for shoppers in Middlesbrough TEES Free parking scheme extended for shoppers in Middlesbrough

FREE parking for shoppers in Middlesbrough town centre will continue but will be offered in fewer car parks from today (MONDAY, APRIL 29).

Changes to the town’s popular town centre parking discounts come into force this week.

The scheme was launched as a trial in February 2013 and was extended before Christmas last year.

Last month Middlesbrough Council’s executive considered plans to continue the package of measures, which includes free parking for two hours in the main shopper car parks and all-day parking from £1.50.

Free parking for two hours will continue in Captain Cook Square car park, Buxton Street, Mima, Zetland, and Station Street car parks only.

All day parking fees in Zetland and Station Street will increase from £1 to £1.50, while in Captain Cook, Denmark Street and France Street all day will be reduced from £3.30 to £3.

Councillor Nicky Walker, Middlesbrough Council’s executive member for environment, said: “We know from the feedback we’ve had from businesses, employers and the public that this initiative is already a great success.

“We’re determined to continue to do everything we can to make Middlesbrough great value for shoppers, visitors and workers alike.

“To do that we’re extending the scheme, but partly as unfortunately there has been some abuse of the system within our long stay car parks used mainly by commuters, we’re making some minor changes to ensure it is sustainable.

“We are reducing charges across the majority of our long-stay spaces, and there will still be free car parking for shoppers within walking distance of the town centre.”

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6:50pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Libertarian Party (North) says...

If the Council put black lines everywhere they have yellow lines, except where there is a need for the smooth transit of traffic and pedestrian safety, then local businesses would prosper more, closed down business premises would be taken over by new businesses, closed down offices would be taken over by more new or existing businesses as they expand. Simply because people could freely park near their home or place of work.

Many people blame Capitalism for increasing costs of living, but what is actually causing the problem is Corporatism. The Council paint every road possible with willow stripes, and the only option is to park (and pay) in multistorey car parks far from where you want to be, and have to pay a tax to park there. Who on the Council is taking a kick-back from the Car Park operators? It is question that needs answering...
If the Council put black lines everywhere they have yellow lines, except where there is a need for the smooth transit of traffic and pedestrian safety, then local businesses would prosper more, closed down business premises would be taken over by new businesses, closed down offices would be taken over by more new or existing businesses as they expand. Simply because people could freely park near their home or place of work. Many people blame Capitalism for increasing costs of living, but what is actually causing the problem is Corporatism. The Council paint every road possible with willow stripes, and the only option is to park (and pay) in multistorey car parks far from where you want to be, and have to pay a tax to park there. Who on the Council is taking a kick-back from the Car Park operators? It is question that needs answering... Libertarian Party (North)
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6:54pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Libertarian Party (North) says...

Libertarian Party (North) wrote:
If the Council put black lines everywhere they have yellow lines, except where there is a need for the smooth transit of traffic and pedestrian safety, then local businesses would prosper more, closed down business premises would be taken over by new businesses, closed down offices would be taken over by more new or existing businesses as they expand. Simply because people could freely park near their home or place of work. Many people blame Capitalism for increasing costs of living, but what is actually causing the problem is Corporatism. The Council paint every road possible with willow stripes, and the only option is to park (and pay) in multistorey car parks far from where you want to be, and have to pay a tax to park there. Who on the Council is taking a kick-back from the Car Park operators? It is question that needs answering...
"willow" is ment to be "yellow"
[quote][p][bold]Libertarian Party (North)[/bold] wrote: If the Council put black lines everywhere they have yellow lines, except where there is a need for the smooth transit of traffic and pedestrian safety, then local businesses would prosper more, closed down business premises would be taken over by new businesses, closed down offices would be taken over by more new or existing businesses as they expand. Simply because people could freely park near their home or place of work. Many people blame Capitalism for increasing costs of living, but what is actually causing the problem is Corporatism. The Council paint every road possible with willow stripes, and the only option is to park (and pay) in multistorey car parks far from where you want to be, and have to pay a tax to park there. Who on the Council is taking a kick-back from the Car Park operators? It is question that needs answering...[/p][/quote]"willow" is ment to be "yellow" Libertarian Party (North)
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