Labour-run Cheshire West and Chester Council is planning to deliver a hammer blow to the borough. They have decided to remove free parking in Frodsham, Helsby, Northwich and Tarporley and scrap the "Free After 3" scheme in Chester and Ellesmere Port.
This will have a big impact on residents. Huge numbers of residents have told us how much they value the ability to park for free, making it easier to visit and shop in these towns. Local traders are often reliant on free parking to encourage people to use their local shops.
Thousands of residents signed a petition calling for free parking to be maintained, but this has been shamefully ignored by the Labour-run council.
Rather than looking to make our towns more attractive and add to their vibrancy, this decision will push more people towards out of town shopping centres; harming the vitality of our towns. It also risks more people choosing to park in surrounding residential areas, causing difficulties for those residents without costly permit schemes.
We've fought this decision every step of the way. We've successfully campaigned to retain Blue Badge concessions and now we're asking Labour to review their decision on free parking; with a final decision likely to be made in early September.
If you back our support for free parking, let us know by completing our online survey now.