Council opposes on-street parking charges, Seaton

PUBLISHED: 10:11 26 March 2010 | UPDATED: 01:05 16 June 2010

SEATON Town Council has announced it is formally against pay and display proposals in the town – fearing it would damage trade and tourism.

SEATON Town Council has announced it is formally against pay and display proposals in the town - fearing it would damage trade and tourism.

But, in a letter to Devon County Council, councillors said they could see some benefit to the scheme being implemented near the Co-op and Townsend surgery at Harepath Road.

Town clerk David Mears wrote: "The council is of the opinion that implementing such a scheme in Seaton could have huge adverse economic implications for the town, which will severely damage both trade and tourism."

He added that other towns would have an unfair advantage as they enjoyed free parking for longer.

His reply comes following discussion at a Finance and General Purposes committee earlier this month.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Midweek Herald