STRATFORD District Council has agreed to re-introduce concessionary parking permit for residents of state pension age.
From October 1, the permits will be re-introduced for a nominal charge of £50-a-year across Alcester and Studley.
Coun Lorraine Grocott, environmental and neighbourhood service portfolio holder, said: “This was one of our main manifesto pledges and I am so pleased that we have been able to work with officers to bring back this permit for residents.
“The re-introduction of the concessionary parking permit will encourage more residents of state pension age to visit Stratford-upon-Avon to interact as well as providing more affordable access to open spaces and leisure facilities.”
Those eligible will be able to purchase the concessionary parking permit from the district council offices.
The use of the concessionary parking permit will be limited to a maximum of four hours a day and will allow permit holders parking at Bridgeway Multi-Storey and Bridgeway Surface Car Parks only.
Coun Grocott added: “We also looked into a reciprocal scheme being introduced by Warwick District Council, but sadly this was declined and we are unable to extend the offer to other car parks in the town presently.”
One hour’s free parking is still available at Bridgeway Multi-Storey and Bridgeway Surface Car Parks for all residents and visitors and disabled parking for Blue Badge holders remains free of charge in all district council car parks.