Parking Charges Row

Traders in the Forest of Dean claim that new parking charges are crippling business.

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Is 20 pence too much for parking?

Traders in a market town in the Forest of Dean say that relatively small parking charges introduced in the summer have caused a big problem for business.

Shoppers used to be able to park for free in Coleford. Now they are having to pay 20 pence for the first hour. It may not sound much, but shopkeepers say it's meant people spend less time browsing and buying. Ken Goodwin reports.

Coleford parking : full report

Traders in a market town in the Forest of Dean say that parking charges introduced in the summer have been a disaster for business.

Shoppers used to be able to park free but now they are having to pay. Shopkeepers say that means people spend less time browsing and spending.

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Charges bad for business

Traders in the Forest of Dean claim that parking charges introduced over the summer are ruining their businesses.

Previously, parking in towns like Lydney and Coleford was free. Now shoppers pay 20p for the first hour.

Shop owners say it means people are no longer browsing, which is bad for business.

New parking charges for Forest of Dean Credit: ITV West
Car park in Coleford Credit: ITV West

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