Car parking charges in Exeter City Council-run car parks look set to be frozen next year to help stimulate economic growth in the city.
People coming into the city will not see an increase in car park charges if the proposal is accepted by the city council’s Executive on 26 November.
The city council is also looking at the possibility of trialling some special offers in selected car parks in the run up to Christmas.
Cllr Rosie Denham, lead councillor for Economy and Culture, said: “These are difficult times, not only for residents but for shops and businesses and the council as well.
“Car park revenue is essential for the city, especially when the government is continually reducing the amount of grant that we receive. But we have to look at the wider picture, encourage people to come to Exeter and support the local economy, and that’s why we are proposing a freeze in city council car park charges for next year.”
In the meantime, the council is to undertake a review of its city centre parking to enable it to continue to support Exeter’s successful economy.
(from a press release)