Free park­ing is the an­swer

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

CAROL Turner wrote about the clo­sures in Hud­der­s­field town cen­tre with some good points.

If any­one wants to find a very good Ox­fam book shop close to quaint cafes and lo­cal in­ter­est I rec­om­mend Holm­firth (right).

Even there the park­ing is not per­fect and I wonder when the au­thor­i­ties are go­ing to re­alise that the key to en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to come to town cen­tres is to make park­ing free.

The ad­di­tional rev­enue gen­er­ated by ex­tra busi­ness which will keep the shops open and pro­vide busi­ness rates, plus the sav­ings pro­vided by delet­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tion and man­power that goes into polic­ing park­ing would surely make up the fi­nan­cial po­si­tion.

Hav­ing to carry any de­cent amount of shop­ping home by tor­tu­ous bus op­tions will surely en­cour­age shop­pers to go where they can park.

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