Conservatives are calling on the Green Administration of Brighton & Hove City Council to offer free parking in selected Council owned car parks in the run up to Christmas in order to give local traders a much-needed boost.
The proposal will be put forward at tomorrow’s (24th October) Full Council meeting by Group Transport Spokesman – Graham Cox – and Group Leader – Geoffrey Theobald and will ask for free parking at Norton Road, London Road, Regency Square, High Street and Trafalgar Street car parks on Saturday 7th December (‘Small Business Saturday’) and the 3 Sundays before Christmas (8th, 15th and 22nd December).
Cllr. Cox said: “the city’s local traders could do with a bit of a fillip before Christmas and we think that offering their customers free parking in Council car parks will do just that. I very much hope that councillors from the other two parties agree with our proposal.”
Cllr. Theobald added: “local councils the length and breadth of the country offer their residents and visitors free or reduced parking in the run up to Christmas and I think Brighton & Hove should be doing the same. The Green Administration has hiked up parking charges so much in the last couple of years and this gesture would go a small way towards ridding the city of its ‘rip off parking’ tag.”