10:00am Saturday 19th May 2012
THE cost of parking in Pershore is stopping people shopping in the town according to a pensioner.
Joan Marchant says despite the introduction of a new loyalty card, which aims to encourage people from the town and nearby villages to shop in Pershore, the cost of parking is putting people off.
Mrs Marchant, of Defford, said: “They are trying to encourage people in Pershore to shop, but these little shops are being hindered by the parking prices. It just seems very sad. They should do some offers, especially when there are events in the town.
They are shooting themselves in the foot.”
Christine Baxter, parking services manager for Wychavon, said: “We strongly support the local economy and we have made many concessions to parking charges to support local businesses.
“We have done this when there have been major works in town and at Christmas and have done this in consultation with local businesses.”
The loyalty card has 10 stamps which must be filled by at least five different businesses. When the card is complete it should be posted in one of the boxes at the Town Hall, Three Little Pigs or Blue to be in with a chance of winning the monthly prize draw.
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