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Free parking in all Buckinghamshire Council owned car parks until Saturday 1st August 2020 but parking enforcement on roads and car parks to recommence fully from Monday 22nd June 2020

| June 19, 2020

Buckinghamshire Council has announced that free parking will continue in all council owned car parks and on-street pay and display bays until Saturday 1st August 2020.

On Monday 15th June 2020 the Council reinstated on-street car parking enforcement however from Monday 22nd June 2020 the Council will reinstate enforcement across all 84 car parks meaning that anyone parking illegally in a disabled bay, vehicle charging bay, restricted area, etc will receive a penalty charge notice.

Buckinghamshire Council has said the reinstatement of on and off-street parking restrictions is necessary to enable the effective traffic management of the streets and council owned car parks for the benefit of all users.

To continue its support for local businesses as they start to re-open and to encourage shoppers returning to the high street, the Council has decided to delay the reintroduction of parking charges in its car parks and on-street pay and display bays until Saturday 1st August 2020.

David Martin, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member Logistics, said: ‘This is great news for our shops and businesses; and it is encouraging to see our residents returning to the high street to help with the recovery of our local economy. To encourage both shops and shoppers alike, the council has decided not to reintroduce parking charges until August.

However, the recent increases in road traffic and use of our car parks means we need to reintroduce enforcement of parking restrictions so that our streets and car parks are safe for all users.

Continued free parking provided by the Buckinghamshire Council until August will give a little extra help to residents and businesses; and I encourage everyone to make good use of it during the next few weeks.

Further details of the Buckinghamshire Council owned car parks can be found at https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-transport/parking/car-parks/.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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