Free parking in August for Moorlands shoppers
As shops, businesses, leisure facilities and visitor attractions across the Moorlands welcome people back following the coronavirus lockdown, the council is offering its support with free parking throughout August.
Drivers will be able to enjoy three hours of free parking on Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s car parks across the district.
This is in addition to the free parking scheme already in place before 9.30am and after 3.30pm.
In order for the council to be able to monitor use of the car parks, drivers will still need to display a ticket – ticket machines will issue a free three-hour ticket.
The leader of the council, and Cabinet member for regeneration and finance, Coun Sybil Ralphs, said: “The key to a strong recovery is for people to shop locally and support their local businesses. We want to support our towns and villages as they start to welcome people back and we’re pleased to be able to do that with this offer of additional free parking.
“We have worked with partners to ensure the appropriate safety measures are in place – including enhanced hygiene regimes and signage in the car parks – to ensure people can have the confidence to use them.
“But I would remind everybody that that virus has not gone away and it remains as important as ever that we all keep the required distance away from others, cleanse our hands regularly and wear face coverings in shops, which is now a requirement.”
Find out more about where the council’s car parks are, and other parking information online at staffsmoorlands.gov.uk