New common-sense parking policies will boost local shops and businesses


Maggie Throup has welcomed new common-sense measures to make sure drivers are treated more fairly when parking in Erewash so that more people are encouraged to visit and support our local small businesses. 

New measures announced by the Conservatives in Government include:

 A 10 minute grace period for drivers when parked in a council-owned car park or on-street parking space – so they’re not hit with a fine after being only a few minutes late back to their car.

 Stopping drivers being fined when parking meters are not working.

 Reinforcing the law that parking cannot be used by councils to generate revenue to use to fund general council spending.

Maggie Throup commented: “Under Labour, parking rules made law-abiding motorists feel like criminals, and caused enormous damage to shops and businesses. 

“That’s why the Conservatives in Government are introducing new common sense changes to make it easier for people to visit and park in our towns. I am sure Erewash Borough Council will now get behind the changes that have been announced. 

“These changes, along with the one hour free parking introduced by our Conservative-controlled council will really help to bring shoppers back to our town centres across the Borough.

“Conservatives are ending the war on drivers who simply want to go about their daily business. This work is part of our long-term economic plan that is helping to transform high streets up and down the country so that once again they become vibrant centres of communities which people want to visit and enjoy.”