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Cornwall Makes Nearly £8 Million From Parking Charges

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 2:35pm 1st August 2013.

It has been revealed Cornwall Council is raking in nearly eight million pounds from parking.

That is more than almost anywhere else in the country outside London, according to research by the RAC Foundation.

Officials say it is used for repairs and they actually end up losing money once you take off costs.

Alex Folkes, Cornwall Council cabinet member for Finance and Resources, said: "Without the income from our car parks the Council would be forced to make cuts in the services it provides to residents and visitors. We are always seeking to make sure parking charges are fair and we work with local towns and villages to address local issues.

"In the current council budget we have made specific provision for trials in cutting parking charges with the aim of boosting usage and, therefore, footfall for local shops and businesses and visitor attractions."

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