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.

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

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