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10 pence parking for towns

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

CHRISTMAS car parking is being reduced to just 10p in Dungannon and Magherafelt.

Mid-Ulster Council announced their Christmas car parking scheme with the reduction kicking in from this Saturday, 26th November, for six weeks.

The promotion means drivers will be charged 10p for the first three hours parking in every pay and display car park in the two towns until Saturday, 7th January, as a result of 23,000 investment in the town centres.

Boost

Chair of the Council, Councillor Trevor Wilson, feels the promotion will provide a huge boost to town centre trade at one of the busiest times of the year.

“Providing accessible car parking, both in terms of cost and convenience, is a major influencing factor in attracting people into our town centres," he said.

“Past experience shows that when car parking goes from being charged to free, then the most convenient spaces closest to the main commercial trading area can

be taken early in the morning by 'all day parkers' to the disadvantage of visitors and shoppers.

“The very small tariff balances the need to make our town centre car parks attractive, while ensuring that vital car parking spaces are available".

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