All Ashfield District Council managed town car parks will be free from Thursday 26th March, with time limits lifted for the next three months in light of Covid-19.
The Council will not enforce parking restrictions but asks all motorists to observe disabled bay rules. The safety of residents and employees is paramount, as is supporting key workers that continue to deliver services across the District by providing free parking.
Car parks at our parks and green spaces will be CLOSED until further notice in line with government guidance on travelling for essential purposes only.
Signs will be placed highlighting the new arrangements.
Residents that hold season tickets will have these extended by three months once charges are reintroduced.
Cllr Jason Zadrozy, Leader of Ashfield District Council said “We are removing the charges from our town carparks for the safety of our residents and staff. Key workers across the District can now chose the safer option of driving to work, without incurring any extra cost.
“This does not mean we are encouraging residents to leave their homes. It’s incredibly important that residents adhere to the government’s guidance and Stay Home, Save Lives.
“The car parks in our parks and green spaces are now all closed in line with government guidance on social distancing. We understand it’s hard not to want to enjoy the sunshine, but residents should only be taking one walk/run/bike per day, alone or with people from their household.
“The Council are working hard to ensure that all services continue to be delivered. Staff are stepping into roles they don’t normally do to ensure that your bins are emptied and enquiries answered as soon as possible, and I’d like to thanks residents for their patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.”