A parking badge allowing local residents to park free in Derbyshire Dales District Council car parks for 19 hours every day was posted with Council Tax bills.
It's the 17th year that the District Council, one of the pioneers of the scheme, has issued a free parking badge 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 badge, which should be used immediately, as it landed w/c 11 March in the same envelope as Council Tax bills
One complimentary badge is issued to every household in the Dales, enabling residents to park free of charge in all District Council car parks before 11am and after 4pm every day of the week.
Leader of the District Council, Councillor Lewis Rose OBE said:
"Continuing to issue the free badges at a time when further central government cuts are forcing us to make some tough decisions, is a significant concession to the residents we serve. The scheme also supports our town centres and traders, and that is a priority for us."
During the whole month of December last year - for the 10th year in a row - the District Council made parking free after 2pm to boost Christmas trade, increasing residents' free parking to 21 hours a day.
Residents can buy a second badge for their household for £60.
- Pictured above is our Parks and Streetscene Officer Helen Carrington with one of the 2018/19 parking badges