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Parking charges could be relaxed in Broxtowe to encourage footfall over Christmas

Car parks could become temporarily free in parts of Broxtowe to encourage shopppers to spend money locally over the Christmas period.

Broxtowe Borough Council documents show the move would “assist local businesses and promote footfall in Broxtowe’s town centres” for two weeks over the festive period.

The move will cost the council around £13,200 through loss of income from parking tickets, parking fines and signage to alert people to the changes.

Councillors will be discussing the changes during the Environment and Climate Change Committee on November 22.

If approved, the majority of Broxtowe council Pay & Display car parks would be free of charge between Saturday, December 18 and January 1 January 2022.

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A council document stated: “At the Council meeting held on 13 October 2021, a member question was received suggesting there should be a relaxation of parking charges over Christmas in order to assist local businesses and promote footfall in Broxtowe’s town centres during the festive period.

“It is further suggested that removing limits on the amount of time car park users are charged for enables people to stay in the town centre longer as there
is no pressing need for shoppers to return to their vehicles.”

It added that Beeston car parks at Technology Drive and Station Road are not being recommended for inclusion in the plans.

Privately-run car parks are not included in the plans.


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