Parking charges approved in Cumbria

The County Council has approved parking charges for 11 towns in Cumbria

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Goodbye to free parking in Cumbria

The amount that people will pay will be determined by Community Councils Credit: ITV Border

Free parking could come to an end in most of Cumbria as a meeting is held to discuss how to introduce charges.

Eleven towns have been deemed suitable, including Carlisle, Penrith and Workington. Cumbria Council plan to join many other counties that require payment in popular towns and cities. It's hoped that this will also reduce congestion.

The charge will be introduced due to a shortfall in the Council's budget.

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