Council confirms free parking initiative will continue this year


Wilmslow Town Council has confirmed that the free parking initiative in Cheshire East towns, which was introduced in 2016, has been made available again this year.

Town Clerk Matthew Jackson said "In the past we've always consulted with the Wilmslow Business Group, to try to make sure that those days are used most effectively. Again we will try to do that, although the Wilmslow Business Group is not as strong as it was previously so I'll have a conversation with some of the more senior retailers within the town and try and come up with some plan for that.

"Last year we used one of the days for the Christmas switch-on event which alleviated some of the problems caused by closing the service road in front of Hoopers."

In order to avoid all the spaces being taken up by workers, the free parking will start after 10am.

Wilmslow Town Council need to agree the four days with Cheshire East Council when free parking will be available.

What do you think about this initiative and when would you like to see the four days of free parking allocated?

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Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Sally Hoare
Thursday 18th January 2018 at 7:38 am
How do people get to know about this to attract them to come and shop here?
Thursday 18th January 2018 at 9:00 am
Obviously a sound initiative to have some "shopping days", but overall the problem of parking in Wilmslow is ridiculous. I believe prices at the "leisure centre" carpark are soon to be increased, - but with the price refunded if the leisure centre is used.
James MacDonald
Thursday 18th January 2018 at 6:37 pm
What do I think? Waste of time.
Terry Roeves
Thursday 18th January 2018 at 8:28 pm
Compare and contrast with costs and salaries incurred for suspended employees.

If you want free parking then head for Sandbach. Why should CEC charge here and not in the town where their offices are? Our Cllrs should not accept this insult, nor should us voters.
Barry Buxton
Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 6:55 pm
Whatever you do is a complete waste unless it is widely and effectively publicised.