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7:02am 1st March 2014

Cornish shoppers will get free parking for the first half an hour.

From next month the Council is running a trial in all its car parks.

It is to encourage more locals to use the high street.

They will have to do it on their mobiles... because officials cannot afford to change the machines.

The Council says it will monitor the response to see how much demand there is and where that demand is greatest: "It is very important that car parks should contribute to the competitive environment of our town centres, and that the Council should manage the car parks to support local businesses" said Bert Biscoe, the Council's Cabinet Member for Transport and Waste.

"These trials are an effort to understand what measures, when and in which places, we can use in future to enhance trading, improve accessibility for people needing to come into town centres for services, and to sustain car parks income to contribute to the maintenance of the road network."

You can set it up for your mobile here:  www.ringgo.couk

The Council says it is the latest in trials including:

*Reduced season ticket charges
*Changes to the winter parking charges in Bude and St Ives
*Reduction in day charges in less well used car parks in Liskeard and Penzance
*Changes to the tariff structure in car parks in Hayle and Camborne and one car park in St Austell.
 
Other measures include a trial of a £1 evening charge after 6pm in Penzance, Newquay and Falmouth.  

There is also £1 parking after 4pm in some short stay car parks in Truro and St Austell, while some other towns have free parking after 4pm.



7:02am 1st March 2014

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