Free parking in some Falmouth car parks on 31 October

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By Em_Williams | Monday, October 22, 2012, 12:28

Cornwall Council is offering free parking in a number of Council run car parks in Falmouth on 31 October. It's all part of a campaign to encourage people to use their local town centres.

The Go To Town campaign to get more people using town centres in Cornwall was set up by the West Briton, Cornish Guardian and Cornishman newspapers in February. The Council first offered free parking in some town centre car parks on February 29 through a voucher scheme and this will be a repeat of the offer.

Although the authority was keen to back the campaign, there was concern that providing free parking would put additional pressure on the parking budget. However, former leader Alec Robertson agreed to use some of the Leader's Contingency Fund to cover the loss of income.

Under the terms of the offer free parking will be available after 9.30 am on Wednesday 31 October in some Cornwall Council run car parks in the following towns:

• Bodmin

• Bude

• Callington

• Camborne

• Falmouth

• Fowey

• Hayle

• Helston

• Launceston

• Liskeard

• Looe

• Mevagissey

• Newquay

• Padstow

• Penryn

• Penzance

• Porthleven

• Redruth

• Saltash

• St Austell

• St Ives

• Torpoint

• Truro

• Wadebridge


The free parking offer doesn't apply to all car parks and is only available between certain times so it's worth reading the terms and conditions carefully.

To qualify for free parking a voucher must be displayed clearly in the front windscreen of the vehicle. The voucher is being printed in local newspapers. It will also be available on the Cornwall Council website or click here for a copy.

The vehicle must also be parked in accordance with the terms and conditions of the car park and failure to abide by the terms of the offer may lead to the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice.

The free parking offer is not valid before 9.30am and only applies to some Cornwall Council run car parks and not to any other car parks in the town.

The voucher is NOT valid in the following car parks:

• Bodmin, Dennison Road;

• Bude, Post Office

• Callington, New Road North

• Falmouth, Grove Place, The Moor, Well Lane, Church Street

• Launceston, Castle Street, Pannier Market;

• Liskeard, Upper Sungirt, Westbourne;

• Looe, Riverbank;

• Mevagissey, Church Street;

• Newquay, Fore Street;

• Penryn,Saracen

• Penzance, Greenmarket, Causewayhead, Penalverne;

• St Austell, West Hill - Short stay area;

• St Ives, The Sloop, Porthmeor;

• Saltash, Belle Vue West, Culver Road;

• Torpoint, Antony Road;

• Truro, Old Bridge Street;

• Wadebridge, Goldsworthy Way

For your copy of the Free Parking Voucher click here.

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