Parking in our town centre has been highlighted again with the Parking Mad TV series currently being shown on the BBC. Depending when you are reading this, Selby’s parking problems are shown in episode 2, which is aired tonight (24th). Will this be the big push required by our council to change things for the better? Fingers crossed. They say they have funds to help businesses, so lets see that money being spent. The camera crew arrived back in July 2013 and filmed some views from shop owners, businesses and Selby residents. We don’t have a problem with the amount of parking spaces or how the lines are painted, it is the amount of money people have to pay to do some shopping or meet a friend for lunch. Also highlighted was the dreaded fines from the ever eager traffic warden. A story in last weeks ‘Selby Times’ showed some residents have received a fine for parking outside their own homes. A few miles up the A19, York city centre council have recently started a free parking offer in its car parks to help with the shoppers missing out the city centre shops and using the new Monks Cross Vanguard shopping complex. This would be the ideal way to make Selby attractive for businesses and shoppers. Something simple like Monday mornings for the market, or the slower trade Tuesday afternoons or even Saturday afternoons could be improved with the knowledge that we have free parking. Once people know about it they would travel in and give the hopefully give the retail parks a miss one day a week.

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