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Parking charges divide opinion in Carlisle

Dozens of streets in Carlisle could soon be subject to on-street parking charges.

The County Council wants to enforce the fees across Cumbria and says charges are necessary amid budget cuts.

Some traders say it will harm their businesses because they don't think people will pay to park, but others have welcomed the move as a way to ease congestion.

Controversy over Carlisle parking charges

Parking has been a problem in the town for some time
Parking has been a problem in the town for some time Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria County Council's plans to introduce on-street parking charges are dividing opinion in Carlisle city centre.

The majority of business in the historic quarter are opposing the plans on the grounds it will put off customers.

The move could see new on-street parking charges implemented
The move could see new on-street parking charges implemented Credit: ITV Border

However, people who live in the area are backing the move because the think it will ease congestion.

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