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Minister extends cut-price parking scheme

NIIRTA CEO Glyn Roberts and DRD Minister Danny Kennedy launching the scheme last Christmas. INLT 15-632-CON

NIIRTA CEO Glyn Roberts and DRD Minister Danny Kennedy launching the scheme last Christmas. INLT 15-632-CON

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has warmly welcomed the announcement by the DRD Minister Danny Kennedy that he is to extend the five hours for £1 Christmas scheme for a six-month pilot, covering 93 car parks in 25 towns.

NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said: “NIIRTA has been urging the minister to extend this successful Christmas scheme to support our members and ensure that town centre car parking is affordable for shoppers, given the competition from free out-of-town car parking.”

Mr Roberts added: “Given that off street car parking is to be transferred to the new super councils, this decision sets down a marker for them to continue and indeed build upon this discount scheme”

 

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