Scrap parking charges in Leeds city centre and towns so we can shop locally - YEP letters

FROM: Vikki Fillingham, via email

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 6:00 am

We need to support local businesses, rather than line the pockets of well known online retailers. However, shopping locally must be made more attractive - one way is to review the council and city centre parking charges.

After hearing on the radio how in other areas of the country local businesses are suffering due to low patronage, Yorkshire businesses will no doubt echo this.

So with parking fees in town and city centres still in place and fines being issued at the drop of a hat, how are we going to reverse the trend and get people visiting and shopping in our town and city centres in this crucial trading period leading up to Christmas?

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Scrap parking charges in Leeds city centre and towns so we can shop locally

We all know how many small businesses are facing financial ruin due to the pandemic. This is the time when many will be trying to claw back just some of their lost income.

Calling on town and city councils, please show some initiative and scrap parking fees in town and city centres, now and beyond this troubled time.

Help get us shopping locally