Hartlepool parking charges suspended

HARTLEPOOL council chiefs have suspended charges in all their pay and display public car parks until further notice.

Councillor Shane Moore, the leader of Hartlepool Borough Council, said: “We recognise that critical workers, in health and care, and essential council services are doing vital and highly-valued work to support the most vulnerable in our borough, save lives and support our communities at this unprecedented time.”

He continued: “They are working long shifts, day and night, as they step up to this huge challenge. We are also aware that volunteers are stepping up as good neighbours to help with shopping and the delivery of prescriptions.”

Shane added: “We have therefore taken this step as part of our efforts to support everyone who is working against the clock to beat the Coronavirus. However, in doing this, we would reiterate the national advice for people to stay at home and only travel for essential purposes. I would also like to take this opportunity to remind people that they still need to park appropriately and safely.”