Free parking in Wakefield: Drivers reminded they must still display a valid parking ticket

Drivers in Wakefield and the Five Towns planning to take advantage of a free parking scheme are being reminded that they must still display a valid parking ticket.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 10:03 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 10:04 am
Free parking in Wakefield: Drivers reminded they must still display a valid parking ticket

Wakefield Council last month confirmed that it was extending its free parking scheme to the end of March 2022.

The scheme offers up to two hours of free parking at council car parks across the district, including country parks, as part of an effort to support businesses.

But drivers are being reminded that they must still display a valid parking ticket when taking advantage of the free parking.

Two hour no-charge tickets will be dispensed from Wakefield Council ticket machines for free for as long as the free parking continues.

And parking charges have been reintroduced for on-street parking, or parking for more than two hours in off-street car parks.

Glynn Humphries, Wakefield Council’s Corporate Director for Communities, Environment and Climate Change, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer two hours free parking across the district but urge motorists to make sure they display a valid ticket before they leave their vehicle – you will not be charged for the first two hours but still need to obtain and display a ticket.

“As restrictions ease, we hope it will help give local businesses a real boost to recover from the impact of Covid-19 and it will also support people’s physical and mental wellbeing, by encouraging people to continue their enjoyment of our fantastic country parks."