Posted: 07.04.21 at 16:14 by Joseph Macey
Car parks in Cornwall will remain free of charge until mid-May to support high streets as they get back to business, it was announced today (7th).
The Council will keep its car parks free until May 17th, 2021, to support high streets, as businesses such as non-essential shops, hairdressers and outside hospitality are set to reopen on April 12th.
Cornwall Council suspended parking charges at the beginning of lockdown in January to limit the spread of coronavirus and help those working from home find a parking space.
The plan is to resume charging on May 17th, in line with the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.
The Council will no longer recognise the Government-issued NHS Free Parking Pass within its car parks from May 17th.
This is due to the Council having implemented its own Healthcare parking permit scheme, with more than 2,500 permits already having been issued to healthcare professionals working within our communities.
These permits enable the holder to park safely on yellow lines, thereby maximising the amount of time spent delivering care to local residents within their homes.
Car parks in the local area:
Short Stay Car Parks:
Trengrouse Way Extension, Helston, TR13 8AG
Trengrouse Way, Helston, TR13 8AG
Castle Green, Helston, TR13 8EY (This car park has some spaces for reserved permit holders only).
Helford, TR12 6JU
Poldhu Cove, Mullion, TR12 7JB
Tyacke Road, Helston, TR13 8RY
Free Car Park:
Fairground, Porthleven Road, Helston, TR13 0RA