Charges will be waived at all council-owned car parks in Walsall throughout Remembrance Sunday for the second year running, it has been announced today.
The council waived its charges for one day last year after considering the views of veterans and others involved in the town’s civic parade.
Walsall Council Leader Mike Bird said: “We will not be charging people to park at all Walsall Council-owned car parks throughout the day on Remembrance Sunday which falls on 13 November this year.
“We took the decision last year as it is a day like no other in significance and meaning and feel it is right and proper to do the same thing this year.
“People will be focused on paying their respects on this important day and remembering heroes past and present and do not need the distraction of car parking charges.”
He explained that parking wardens would still be on duty to ensure drivers park considerately and do not cause problems for people with limited mobility.