Mayor Says Car Park Fee Change Could Harm Shaftesbury’s Relationship With Dorset Council

Dorset Council did not consult the community or town council before announcing their surprise decision to extend car parking charges.

You’ll have to pay to park on Sundays and between 6pm and 8pm daily in Angel Lane and Bell Street car parks from next year.

Shaftesbury’s mayor Andy Hollingshead has condemned this move, claiming it could harm the relationship between Shaftesbury Town Council and County Hall.

Bell Street car park

Listen to our report to hear how the town councillors and Dorset Council’s Liberal Democrat group are responding.