Free and cheaper parking in Chorley town centre

Visitors to Chorley are being reminded that the town centre now has more free and cheaper parking spaces following the introduction of new tariffs on all council car parks. Chorley Council has introduced the new parking tariffs to encourage drivers to use different car parks in the town centre as well as ensuring people continue … Read more

Hospital staff paying ‘extortionate’ charges to park at work, says UNISON

Some hospitals are charging NHS staff, including low-waged nurses and porters, ‘extortionate’ fees of nearly £100 a month to park, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top chargers with full-time staff paying £85.38 a month to park at the Royal Free Hospital site. Others include the … Read more

Town centre parking charges set to increase for the first time in six years

Parking charges in St Helens town centre will increase for the first time in six years, as St Helens Council looks to make savings of £7.4 million in 2017/18. Tariffs in council run car parks and on-street parking in the town centre will increase from Monday 1st May. Free Parking on Saturdays and on weekdays … Read more

Pavement parking: councils call for ban in London to be rolled out across the country

Laws allowing local authorities to ban pavement parking in London should be rolled out across the country to crack down on inconsiderate motorists endangering lives, councils say. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, says all councils need extra flexibility to introduce bans if needed. This could … Read more