A parking permit allowing local residents to park free in our car parks for 19 hours every day is in the post this week.
It's the 16th year that your District Council, one of the pioneers of the permits scheme, has issued a free parking permit to all 34,000 households across the Dales - and it costs an estimated £2.5-million in lost revenue.
Residents are being reminded to look out for the permit as it lands this week in the same envelope as Council Tax bills.
The permit enables residents to park free of charge in all District Council car parks before 11am and after 4pm every day of the week.
A District Council spokesperson said:
"At a time when further central government cuts are forcing us to make some tough decisions, continuing to issue the free permits is a significant concession to the residents we serve and of course supports our town centres and traders, which is a priority for us."
During the whole month of December last year - for the ninth year in a row - the District Council made parking free to everyone after 2pm to boost Christmas trade, increasing residents' free parking to 21 hours a day.
- You can apply online for a second permit for their household. It costs £60.
Pictured above with one of the 2017/18 parking permits is our Parks and Streetscene Officer Helen Carrington