Motorists will be able to park for free in selected car parks across Medway from Monday, 3 April.
At our budget setting meeting last month, the Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Alan Jarrett, announced free parking from 9am on Mondays in 10 named car parks: Chatham – The Brook and St. John’s; Rochester – Blue Boar Lane and Cathedral; Gillingham – Littlewoods and Balmoral Gardens; Rainham – Longley Road and Cricketers; Strood – Temple Street and Commercial Road.
Encouraging more people to visit our high streets
Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Alan Jarrett, said: “We are committed to supporting local businesses and this free parking initiative aims to encourage more people to visit our high streets. Motorists do not need to do anything to use the free parking, simply park and enjoy the wide variety of shops on offer in our town centres.”
Helping small businesses
Tim Aker, Development Manager for the Federation of Small Businesses in Kent and Medway, said: “Introducing these periods of free parking will help small businesses on the high street. Footfall matters to independent retailers and those businesses struggling with the increasing cost of doing business. We are aware of the financial pressures councils are under, and this move demonstrates Medway Council’s commitment to its high streets and small businesses.”