Council-run car parks and on-street parking bays in Calderdale are now free to use, as part of Calderdale Council’s ongoing response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Council has suspended its parking charges across the borough until further notice, with priority given to key workers such as people working in health and social care. This is to enable them to continue their work to support the COVID-19 response, without having to worry about paying for parking.
Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities, said:
“At this extremely challenging time, we continue to do everything we can to help local people stay safe and well. Our advice is always to stay at home and away from other people unless it’s absolutely essential. But in the case of key workers, their work is critical to the COVID-19 response, and they are out there on the frontline day in, day out, going the extra mile to help protect us. We are truly grateful for their amazing efforts and hope that our decision to suspend parking charges goes some way towards helping them through this unprecedented situation.”
Throughout the parking charges suspension period, Council teams will be out and about across Calderdale, making sure people do not abuse the relaxation of parking charges or any of the usual parking rules to protect people’s safety.
People must never park dangerously or inconsiderately – for example, do not park on double yellow lines, near junctions, across dropped kerbs or in ways that obstruct the free flow of traffic, particularly for emergency vehicles, delivery vehicles and waste and recycling collection vehicles. Parking time limits are in place in areas where there is most demand, so people are asked to respect these to ensure that everyone who needs a parking space can get one easily. People must also respect resident parking permit areas.
For information on parking in Calderdale, including where to find Council-run car parks and on-street parking bays, please visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/transport-and-streets/parking
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