Free parking gets nod

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A free parking scheme for Dewsbury town centre is to continue for another year.

Kirklees Council has agreed to fund the Cliffe Street parking permit initiative until the end of March 2014.

It allows local shops, market traders and businesses to reward loyal customers with a voucher for three hours free parking on their next visit.

News of the scheme’s renewal was welcomed by Dewsbury Retail Forum when it met on Tuesday.

Members said the scheme had proved very popular with customers, with many telling them they planned to spend longer shopping or have lunch in town on their next visit as a result of getting a voucher.

Businesses who take part in the scheme are being reminded to destroy any unused vouchers from the current scheme when they expire at the end of March.

Any shoppers or visitors trying to use the current vouchers after March 31 will be issued with a parking ticket.

Vouchers of a different colour will be delivered to participating businesses by April 1 when the 2013/14 scheme officially starts.

To sign up your business, contact Dewsbury Town Centre Management on 01924 326428 or 01924 326413.