Medway axes free parking

Medway Council in Kent has reintroduced parking charges to ten of its car parks across the area that it had removed on Mondays in an attempt to help boost trade in the area.

The scheme was put in place following Medway’s budget meeting in February, but In a statement, the council explains that “unfortunately it is no longer feasible to continue offering free parking.

As of next Monday, normal parking charges apply.

“Unfortunately, due to the challenging financial situation we have found the council in, we are no longer able to continue the free parking Monday scheme that was introduced in April,” Cllr Tris Osborne, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder covering Parking Enforcement said. “We recently announced that we would have to make some difficult decisions which least impact our most critical services.”

The 10 car parks are: Chatham – The Brook and St. John’s; Rochester – Blue Boar Lane and Cathedral; Gillingham – Littlewoods and Balmoral Gardens; Rainham – Longley Road and Cricketers; Strood – Temple Street and Commercial Road.

(Picture – Yay Images)


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