Conservative Party Press Release
Simon Kirby, Member of Parliament for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, has welcomed new that Brighton and Hove City Council is to offer free parking during the Christmas period to help local business and festive shoppers.
The free parking will help boost trade for local businesses who are currently suffering from the dramatic increase in parking charges brought in by the current Green Administration. Last Thursday the Conservative Group on Brighton and Hove City Council put forward a proposal, calling for free parking at the Norton Road, London Road, Regency Square, High Street and Trafalgar Street car parks on 7th, 8th, 15th and 22nd December.
Simon has a long-running campaign against the Council’s rise in parking charges, details of which you can find at www.brightonparkingmadness.co.uk, and he has also raised this issue in Parliament and many times directly with the Chief Executive of Brighton and Hove City Council.
Simon said; “I welcome the free parking which will aid local businesses in the area during one of their most important shopping periods.Local business have been hit hard by the hike in parking charges that the Council have brought in and it is important that we support them in the run up to Christmas.”