Brixham businesses have welcomed new council parking permits to encourage shoppers back into the town centres. A ‘free after three’ permit costing £50 has been introduced at the request of local businesses and following the Herald Express ‘Fairer Parking’ campaign.

Together with new hi-tech cashless parking system in all car parksTorbay Council is hoping the new package will provide the fillip to town centre trade sought by local business people.

Keith Williams, vice-chairman of  Brixham Chamber said: “This is a good move and we have to say thanks to Torbay Council for supporting the town traders with this initiative. I see it as a real benefit to residents and  it also supports the night-time economy. The new permit covers the period to 3pm to 10am  which traders requested. The introduction of cashless car parking is also good news, as is the £20 short breaks permit.”

The new Torbay time restricted ‘free after three’ permit is valid to residents only, 3pm to 10am, and covers all Torbay Council car parks except the harbour (The Terrace) in Torquay.

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