Town set for free parking boost

Published Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Shopping in Hinckley is set to be given a boost if councillors approve a free parking scheme in Hinckley town centre when they meet this evening.

The proposed scheme will allow shoppers to park for free after 3pm every day in three town centre car parks – Trinity East (off Regent St, opposite The Crescent), Castle (the former co-op car park off Hill Street) and Lower Bond Street (opposite the Atkins building). Additionally, shoppers will be able to park for free before 8:30am in Lower Bond Street and Thorneycroft car parks once the scheme is approved.

The scheme, which is estimated will cost £31,600 in lost income from parking charges each year, will be funded from the Borough Council’s Special Expenses Area and, if approved, will begin early 2020 following a period of formal consultation.

Councillors are due to make a decision on the scheme when they meet at Full Council tonight (5 November).