Expect an increase in Shaftesbury car parking charges.
Town councillor Alex Chase tells Alfred that he’s been in talks with Dorset Council, who want to harmonise fees across all of their car parks. “I cannot say exactly what the increase will be, but as I understand it, it will not be a significant one in Shaftesbury,” says Alex.
Resident Richard Thomas told Tuesday’s Shaftesbury Town Council meeting that continually increasing parking charges, ‘could destroy any market town’. Mayor Andy Hollingshead replied to say that he had expressed his concerns over the impact of increased rates on the town’s economy.