Free parking plans welcomed

PLANS to trial free parking in Morpeth for 12 months have been ratified by the town council.

And members of the public can now have their say on the initiative, which would remove charges at all county council-managed car parks from April 1 next year.

John Beynon

John Beynon

Nine facilities very close to the town centre will have a maximum stay of three hours and it is envisaged that this will be controlled through the use of time discs.

The proposal has been welcomed by the Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade and in this video, member John Beynon talks about the reaction from traders and the role that the business group will have in the months ahead.