Free parking on offer to help boost trade in Amber Valley as shops re-open

Visitors and residents in Amber Valley are being treated to a week of free parking.

Friday, 19th June 2020, 4:16 pm
Updated Friday, 19th June 2020, 4:17 pm

To help provide a trading boost to its four town centres of Alfreton, Belper, Heanor and Ripley, Amber Valley Borough Council has announced that free parking will be available in all of its pay and display car parks between until midnight on Tuesday, June 30.

The free parking is aimed at encouraging residents and visitors to shop in the borough and deliver a much-needed boost to traders and the local economy, as shopping restrictions are eased.

Coun Ben Bellamy, deputy leader and cabinet member for regeneration, said: "The council wants to encourage people to shop locally, in our four market towns.

Ripley Cromford Road car park
Ripley Cromford Road car park

“This is a particularly crucial time for local traders as they try and get their businesses up and running again and so we hope that this period of free parking will provide an incentive to shoppers to visit, which translates into additional business for retailers."

Other rules regarding parking in disabled parking bays and maximum stays will still apply.

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