A DARLINGTON shopping centre has reintroduced its car parking charges.

The Cornmill Centre in Darlington has announced its parking charges will be re-introduced, with changes coming into effect immediately. 

To park at the Cornmill Car Park from Monday to Saturday, it will cost you £2 for up to two hours, £2.50 for three to four hours, £3.50 for four to five hours and for more than five hours, it is £5. 

On Sundays, parking is £1. 

It comes after parking charges were axed in June, allowing shopping to park for free through summer and during the Eat out To Help Out scheme. 

Some charges were brought back in October, though stays of up to two hours remained free and charges for other lengths of stay were reduced. 

Two hours of free parking has also been extended to Darlington Council's town centre car parks for the next two years.

Coming into force on Monday, January 11, it applies to council-owned car parks and on-street bays within the Darlington inner Ring Road.

Car parks outside this area will revert to earlier parking charges.

England is currently in its third national lockdown, travel is only permissed for a essential reasons.