..the internet gateway for the dales Book icon


Yorkshire Dales Country News

Archive:2006 ] [ 2005 ] [ 2004 ] [ 2003 ] [ 2002 ] [ 2001 ] [ Have your say ]


Richmondshire's festive freebie boosts market towns

[Friday 24 November 2006]

Click on the link below to hear Councillor Stuart Parsons on Richmondshire's festive parking freebie (242kb)

AS shopkeepers across our region struggle to compete with the big chains and our market towns continue to face the threat of high street "cloning", one district council is set to forgo an important source of revenue in order to provide a festive boost for local businesses in the run up to Christmas.

IN a bid to increase business in the all important trading period up to Christmas, free parking will be on offer to shoppers across the Richmondshire district of the Yorkshire Dales every Saturday throughout December.

The District Council's Environment Committee voted to allow the festive freebie, suggested by Bolton Castle ward member, Councillor Wendy Morton, in a bid to give businesses a boost in the run up to Christmas.

The move is also aimed at encouraging residents and visitors alike into traditional Dales market towns and villages, such as Leyburn, Richmond, Muker and Hawes.

Such towns can rightly be described as the jewels in the crown of our region, offering many independent, locally owned shops.

richmond carpark councillor parsons
Councillor Parsons prepares for the festive free
parking

"I'm very glad we are able to offer shoppers and businesses this seasonal boost", says Chairman of the Environment Committee, Councillor Stuart Parsons.

"I hope that it encourages people to shop locally in the run up to Christmas and explore the many and varied retail outlets that exist in the District."

Ticket machines in the Council's 11 pay and display car parks throughout the District will be taken out of service on the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd of December.

In a further gesture of seasonal goodwill to last minute shoppers, the scheme will be extended to include Christmas Eve, which this year falls on a Sunday.


What do you think? Send us your views using the form below.






 

 

Disclaimer: Daelnet will endeavour to put up as many of your views as possible. However, we cannot guarantee that all e-mails will be published. We reserve the right to edit any views that are published for legal or editorial reasons. Further, your details will not be used for any other services.

*

Daelnet is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

  • Daelnet RSS
Daelnet RSS

Have the latest Yorkshire Dales News delivered to your desktop. Find out more...

  • A look back at the week

Our look back at the past week's Yorkshire Dales News ensures you'll never miss a thing!

Have you got a local news story from your part of the Yorkshire Dales?
Perhaps you have a community event or fundraiser you would like promoting.
Email the Daelnet newsdesk:
news@daelnet.co.uk


Home  |  News  |  Daelnet Directory  |  What's New  |  Features  |  Gallery  |  Local Info  |  Books & Maps  |  Contact Us  |  Services
 
Hanlith - Hagne's hill slope (Old Norse personal name + Old Norse)    more  places »
Your Privacy  
Copyright 1995-2013 - Dales.Net