Our High Streets need our support. Local businesses are the backbone of our area and they need a helping hand. I will do just that. I will help by delivering free town centre parking across Teesside, Hartlepool and Darlington.
This will make it easier, cheaper and more convenient for people to use our high streets and support our amazing local businesses. It will also go some way to help level the playing field with out of town retail outlets and help them to compete with online retailers. Everyone across our region deserves an amazing and vibrant high street.
My plan to make parking free, plus the millions of pounds I have secured for our town centres from the Government, will help to achieve this.
This pledge won’t add a penny to your council tax bill, because it will be funded by money devolved to the Tees Valley from central Government. I promised that as your mayor I will never increase your taxes and I stick by this.
Use the map below to tell me where you want free parking, it only takes a few seconds. Your suggestion might not appear on the map immediately.