Nottingham's Sunday and evening parking fees to change

Sunday and evening parking fees in Nottingham city centre are being changed after concerns from businesses.

In November, the city council introduced charges for on-street evening parking from 18:00 until 20:00 and from 10:00 until 18:00 on Sundays.

Charges were up to 70p per half an hour in some zones but now a £1 fee is being brought for the maximum stay in each area on Sundays and evenings.

Firms are being allowed an extra hour of parking in Hockley and Derby Road.

About 500 people signed a petition in protest against the charges.

Some city centre churches also complained about the fees.

Jane Urquhart, the city council's portfolio for planning and transportation, said: "We introduced changes to on-street parking tariffs last year to better manage on-street parking, to increase turn-over and to help boost trade in the city.

"During this process we actively invited comments and suggestions from businesses and retailers on how we could improve things and what could be done differently. As a result, we have made changes to make parking on-street simpler."

The new fees will come into force in April.

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