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Free parking for Taunton shoppers
1:00pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 in Taunton
SHOPPERS are being tempted into town by free parking introduced to give them more spending power.
Organisers believe the 'Free after 3pm' initiative on Saturdays attracted extra people to Taunton town centre last weekend - and hope for even more this Saturday (September 22) and next.
The scrapping of charges in High Street, the orchard centre, The Crescent, Canon Street and Coal Orchard car parks from 3pm to 6pm on Saturdays until the end of the month is being run by Taunton Deane Council and Taunton Business Improvement (BID).
Taunton Town Centre manager Graham Love said: “It's really positive for the business community and car parks were very busy on Saturday afternoon.
“It was great to see the town filling up and it all helps to boost the pounds in people's pockets and boost retail businesses in town.”