Pirate FM News

Parking Charge Fears in Liskeard.

news - parking

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 2:45pm 7th December 2011

Businesses are worried higher parking prices in Liskeard will drive shoppers away this Christmas.

Rates doubled to 40p an hour earlier this year.

Now many say trade is down.

Richard Turnham owns a jewellery shop :

"The fact of the matter is that at any given time the car park is being under-used by at least 50 - 60 %. Anything that can help the small business or any business in Liskeard at the moment will be a good thing"

" There's been a massive drop in the amount of people using the car park. Certainly first thing in the morning, which is mostly linked to the fact that people who work and have a business in the town have got nowhere to park due to this new charge"

A public meeting is being held at the Public Hall, 3/5 West Street from 6pm.

 

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

New business park planned near a Cornish village

Cornwall News: Critics are worried about problems like traffic

Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar gripped by fear after spate of murders

World News: A spate of killings in the Rohingya camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border have overstretched police trying to protect almost a million refugees.

Trending in Cornwall

Huge spike in demand at Cornwall's biggest hospital

Some staff at A&E are working almost double shifts

Over 1,600 drivers caught speeding in one week

Devon and Cornwall Police launched a summer crackdown

Teenagers cut off by tide at Cornish harbour

The pair were angling at Marazion late on Thursday

10 things you know only if you grew up in Truro

City secrets only true locals get!

Man winched from "unstable" cliff in Cornwall

Coastguards say it was the only way to rescue him

Woman impaled by BBQ skewer on Newquay beach

She was having a BBQ with family and friends

The scale of public toilet closures in Cornwall

The Duchy has lost over 200 in just two decades

VIDEO: Child falls from harbour wall in St Ives

A young girl was airlifted to Treliske on Thursday

New business park planned near a Cornish village

Critics are worried about problems like traffic

Two teenagers rescued from rip on Cornish beach

They were playing football close to the water’s edge

More news...

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall