Published: 13:34, 18 October 2020
| Updated: 15:01, 19 October 2020
Finally some good news for motorists.
During lockdown, Sevenoaks District Council was proud of the fact that it was the first authority in Kent to remove all charges in its car parks and the last in Kent to reintroduce them.
Now, the council’s cabinet has agreed that there will be no increase to parking charges next year.
That means the majority of the district's parking charges will have remained the same for six consecutive years.
Parking changes are reviewed once a year with any changes introduced in early April. But, in light of the impact of Coronavirus on local businesses, the council has decided to freeze all increases.
It will also have free parking in its Gordon Road car park in Sevenoaks at weekends.
Cllr Margot McArthur, the cabinet member for cleaner and greener, said: “I am proud that Sevenoaks District Council is once again setting itself apart from many other local authorities.
“Coronavirus continues to put a strain on our local economy, including our high streets. Freezing our parking charges is one of the many ways we can continue to support local businesses during these difficult times.”