Parking fees in Salisbury and Wiltshire will remain in place during the second lockdown, the council has confirmed.

In neighbouring Hampshire, Test Valley Borough Council has decided to suspend fees until December 10 to help the public during the pandemic.

Wiltshire Council did the same during the first lockdown, but now confirmed there will be no free parking throughout the duration of the second one.

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “Car parking fees will remain in place in all of our car parks during the second lockdown.

“During the first lockdown, the government compensated local authorities for suspending parking fees to support key workers, and we are still providing free parking to NHS workers.

“There has been no new guidance from government in relation to car parking charges this time, and they have said people should only make essential journeys.” 

The decision on whether or not to suspend fees lies with local authorities.