Countdown to free parking begins after April 1 pledge

Alnwick Market Place.

Alnwick Market Place.

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Free parking will be in place on April 1 in the towns and parishes which have requested it, even if the traffic regulation orders aren’t all completed.

That was the pledge from parking services manager Lynne Ryan at Tuesday’s meeting of Northumberland County Council’s economic prosperity and strategic services scrutiny committee.

Since gaining power last May, the Labour administration has offered free parking to all town and parish councils, working with them to thrash out traffic-management plans.


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