Free parking in Mid Devon town centres throughout September

Mid Devon District Council (MDDC) introduced free parking this summer to help you return to the main town centres.

The lockdown period has of course seen shops, businesses and restaurants closed for many months and left some of us feeling reluctant to get back out and into our high street shops.

With the high streets reopening, in line with Government guidance, offering free parking in Mid Devon’s main towns is a great way to encourage people to visit their local shops as well as helping to boost trade for Mid Devon businesses.

Running from 1st August, visitors will be able to claim two hours free parking in selected car parks in Crediton, Cullompton and Tiverton until 30th September.

Cllr Alex White, Cabinet Member for Finance, said:

“We recognise the importance of doing everything we can to encourage people to return to our town centres safely. By offering an element of free parking, we’re able to balance the need to secure some income from parking to maintain our service delivery, whilst encouraging more time in our High Streets and spending in our local businesses.”

The following car parks will allow a two hour free parking period between 8:00am and 6:00pm:

  • Market Place, Tiverton
  • Market Street, Crediton
  • Station Road, Cullompton

A ‘free ticket’ from the machine must still be displayed on arrival by entering the last 3 digits of the car’s registration number and pressing the green button to print.

As well as free parking you will find new measures in place in Mid Devon’s town centres, including one-way systems, to help you enjoy our high streets safely and get back into your favourite shops.

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