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Council freezes car park charges for fourth year in a row

Craven District Council is to freeze car parking charges for 2015-2016. Despite budget pressures, the Council has decided it would be unreasonable to put up parking charges in the current economic climate.

Councillor Alan Sutcliffe, Lead Member for Finance and Asset Management said "Setting car parking charges is always a difficult balancing act. Residents expect the Council to make the most of its assets and charge a reasonable tariff in its car parks to minimise the impact on  council tax bills. However, we are still in challenging economic times and we should do what we can to encourage people to visit our market towns".

The Council has also retained its popular pop and shop scheme which allows shoppers to park on the High Street, Skipton car park for up to 30 minutes for a reduced charge of 20p. The location of these bays is in easy walking distance from the town centre.

Press release date 25th November 2014