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2:14pm 31st May 2012
(Updated 2:14pm 31st May 2012)

Officials are accused of stalling plans to get more people shopping in Saltash.

Town bosses want to offer free parking on Saturdays.

They tried it at Christmas and trade soared.

But now the council wants more money in return.

Town Improvement boss Adam Killeya is livid:

"If you're serious about town centre regeneration, let us help our town centre. The real irony about this is that the reason they want to charge us more is because more people are using the car parks in the town centre. Now why the heck do they think that is? It's because we ran this very successful scheme at Christmas which attracted people in, therefore made them realise how great Saltash town centre is and now they're still using it. If someone comes up with a great idea for their town centre and pays for it - don't punish them for it"

In a statement Cornwall Council said:

"Car park revenue is an important source of income for Cornwall Council and is used to support a variety of services including highway maintenance and local bus services. If local car parking initiatives are not fully funded it would mean budget cuts in other areas. It is for this reason that we have to be very careful in making parking deals."

"We welcome initiatives from communities such as that proposed by Saltash Town centre Improvement Group (STIG) where locally held section 106 funding will be used to fund free Saturday car parking for six months, to support the town centre traders. However, we are not able to accept proposals which would result in a reduction in parking income."

"Car parks are a town centre business and reflect the success of the high street. Saltash appears to be doing very well and indeed car park income has improved through the winter months compared to 2011. The winter period cannot be used to accurately forecast annual income but we have considered the forecast again and we are able to offer STIG a figure of £395 per Saturday. We appreciate that this figure is above STIG's original budget but suggest it would be a good use of Saltash Town Council's section 106 funding if the summer Saturdays are as successful as STIG's December campaign."

"Contrary to what has been stated elsewhere, any income received on those Saturdays, by those unaware of STIG's free parking offer, would be passed to STIG so that Cornwall Council would not be paid twice."

2:14pm 31st May 2012

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