Free parking for key workers in Wiltshire will end later this month, the council has revealed.

More than 600 key workers signed up to park for free during the pandemic.

But as the last Covid restrictions prepare to lift on June 21, Wiltshire Council has decided free parking should end too.

Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Cabinet member for Transport, said: “We know how important NHS and care workers have been throughout this pandemic, and we have supported their hard work with free parking on streets and in all Wiltshire Council car parks since March 2020.

“This has been a difficult decision, but as we look to take the next step on the Government’s roadmap in June, in line with national policy, free parking for NHS and care workers will end on 21 June.

“We had more than 600 key workers sign up for this service with us during the pandemic, and many more obtained their free passes on the Government website.

“I’d like to pay tribute to all key workers across Wiltshire and beyond who have done such a wonderful job to help us all during the past 15 months.”

Normal parking arrangements will resume on June 21 across all Wiltshire Council car parks and on street parking. 

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