Wakefield Council extends free parking

28/05/2020, PR-9414

​Wakefield Council is extending free parking at all of its car parks across the district until 15 June.

Charges were suspended in March to allow key workers to continue their important work during the coronavirus outbreak. 

The Council has now announced that car parking will remain free until 15 June to continue to support key workers and others who have now returned to work and to support the Government guidance not to use public transport where possible.

Cllr Matthew Morley
Cllr Matthew Morley

​Cllr Matthew Morley, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Planning and Highways, said: “We understand that some people are now being asked to return to work and we want to support our residents to do that in any way we can, as well as continuing to help our key workers.

“Many people will have concerns about returning to work and we’d like to ensure that parking fees are one less thing to worry about.

“Extending our offer of free parking until 15 June will also help reduce reliance on public transport and support people to follow social distancing guidance.”

Parking in Council car parks across the district will remain free until Monday 15 June 2020.

The Government has reiterated that anyone who has been advised to shield by the NHS or their GP, including those 70 and over, should continue to do this until at least the end of June.

Everyone is reminded that if they are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if they or anyone in their household are self-isolating, they should stay at home - this is critical to staying safe and saving lives.

The Council has provided information to keep residents up to date on its dedicated coronavirus information web page at bit.ly/CoronaWFD