Good news today as Reading Borough Council has announced it is introducing a new 50p short stay tariff for visitors to the Farmers Market. This follows concerns being raised with the Council by market traders and residents that parking charges were deterring customers.
I have been to the Market a number of times - it is a fantastic asset to the Town.
This new rate is a significant reduction on the £1.50 parking rate previously charged when the Council was Labour-controlled.
It is yet more evidence that the Liberal Democrat-Conservative Coalition Administration of Reading Borough Council is committed to listening to the public and supporting local business.