All council-owned car parks across Mole Valley are to remain free of charge throughout June as some shops and businesses start to re-open in line with government guidance.
Parking charges in Mole Valley District Council’s (MVDC) car parks will be reinstated on Monday 6 July. MVDC will contact those who are either in the process of applying or who have paid for permits to discuss the status of their application and advise about refunds and adjustments. Those that have not yet applied can apply online at www.molevalley.gov.uk/parking
MVDC will continue to process penalty charge notices. If you are due to pay one, but are facing financial difficulties, please email email@example.com or call 01306 885001.
Cabinet Member for Sustainable Economy, Councillor Clayton Wellman, said: “We are currently working with our local businesses to ensure government guidelines are closely followed and safety is the priority. We want to ensure people feel confident about returning to our towns and villages.
“We are proud of everything we have been doing to help residents and businesses throughout this period. We must continue to support our health, care and NHS volunteer responders in their vital work, so are delighted to provide free parking for them in all our car parks from Monday 6 July.
“While we realise that recovery will be a gradual process, we are excited to welcome more people back into our towns. We hope that the free parking throughout June will encourage this.
“I would also like to remind people that parking has always been free all day Sunday and on bank holidays, and we currently have 41 free 30-minute parking spaces across Mole Valley.
Cabinet Member for Community, Councillor Hazel Watson, said: “As more people begin to visit our towns and villages, we will continue to enforce dangerous and hazardous parking on double yellow lines and introduce warning notices for other on street infringements before moving towards our normal on street enforcement later on in June. We will focus on parking hotspots and town centres. We want to make sure our towns and villages are as safe and easy to visit as possible for our residents and visitors.”