Parking to cost less to boost trade
Parking charges in Hinckley are to be cut to boost trade in the town.
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council's leader Stuart Bray will announce on Monday that the ruling Liberal Democrat group would cut the minimum charge, from 70p to 50p.
The charge for two hours will go down from £1.20 to £1 and other charges will stay the same.
Councillor Bray said: "One of my administration's top aims is to do all we can to ensure that our town centre remains vibrant.
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"In recent years, we have invested in our historic market and produced a comprehensive events programme to attract people to come into town, in conjunction with the Town Centre Partnership.
"I hope this latest initiative will help boost trade during these tough times for the retail sector. Hinckley has many good-quality independent shops, as well as a number of national chain stores and has a lot to offer.
"The last Conservative administration increased parking charges every year to their current record levels.
"Since taking over the council in 2007, we have frozen the basic charges and now I want to see them reduced."