Wednesday, 23 September 2020


Plaid Cymru councillors in Wrexham have welcomed news that parking in council car parks will be free from 11am to help the borough's businesses.

The current free-parking arrangements were due to come to an end in a week's time and Plaid Cymru had called for a 'free after 10am' parking scheme to continue to encourage visitors and shoppers into the town centre.

Cllr Carrie Harper, speaking on behalf of the group, said: 
"Town-centre traders need every possible boost they can get in these very difficult circumstances. The free parking scheme has undoubtedly helped and to lose that just as Covid-19 restrictions are re-introduced would have been damaging to the local economy.

"We wanted parking to be free after 10am to boost trading and made our representations to the council. We're glad that they've listened and gone with a 'free after 11am' compromise.

"We also need to see better public transport links into the town and from surrounding communities but that's not something currently in Wrexham Council's gift. The parking situation is something we can directly impact and I hope it'll provide some help to businesses in the town."

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