Parking charges frozen

Car parking charges in Erewash have been frozen for this year and the popular free one hour parking in town centre car parks will continue.
 
Erewash Borough Council has confirmed that there will be no increase in parking rates in its car parks following its budget setting meeting this month.
 
The move comes despite many local authorities across the country announcing a hike in parking rates as councils continue to find ways to deal with budget shortfalls in these financially challenging times.
 
Councillor Michael Powell, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning, says:
 
“Our message is clear – there is no increase in parking charges in Erewash and our free one hour parking scheme continues. We firmly believe this is important in the continued drive to bring people into our town centres which is why we worked hard within our budget to ensure we could freeze the parking rates and still offer the free parking.”