Consett traders asked for parking views

Traders in a County Durham town are being asked for their views on how car parking could be improved to help boost local businesses.

Possible changes are being considered in the centre of Consett, in a move aimed at increasing visitors.

The proposals also include changes to current waiting and loading restrictions.

However, there are no plans to introduce parking charges in the town centre in the near future.

Traders have been invited to register to attend a meeting at St Patrick's Church Hall, in Victoria Road, on the evening of 6 April.

Dave Wafer, Durham County Council's strategic traffic manager, said: "We want to enlist the help of the town's traders to look at how existing parking facilities can be used to encourage more people to use the town centre.

"This will include balancing the needs of the trade and the public in order to enhance trade and activity in the town."

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