WARWICK District Council is offering free parking in all its car parks which remain open to assist all key workers.
While it effectively means all residents can park for free, council chiefs are appealing to drivers in the “strongest possible terms” not only to adhere to the strict government rules regarding social distancing, but to also give priority to those providing the community with essential services during the crisis.
District neighbourhood services spokesman Coun David Norris said: “We are urging everyone in our district to play their part in protecting the NHS and saving lives in this national emergency by staying at home. Although we will not be applying charges or penalties during this time, we hope that our community will continue to restrict their time in the public car parks and spaces to a minimum.”
The council’s Rangers will continue with mobile patrols to ensure people were parking safely and with consideration to others.
And season ticket holders who have paid in advance will have their permits extended to cover the period of free parking.