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Stevenage Borough Council’s Executive Committee has made a decision to continue the free parking concession at Corey's Mill Lane for NHS staff at the Lister Hospital.

The Council continues to both recognise and applaud the work being done by our NHS colleagues. With this in mind we will extend the free parking offer for NHS staff until the end of the current lockdown period.

Beyond this and in light of the huge financial pressures that the Council faces as a result of Government grant cuts and the costs of meeting the challenges posed by Covid, we will reluctantly have to reinstate charging in order for us to continue to be able to support the delivery of key council services including those aimed at preventing homelessness and supporting residents affected by domestic abuse.

Cllr Lloyd Briscoe, executive member for Economy, Enterprise and Transport, said: ““As a co-operative council, we have listened to the concerns and anxieties of our brave NHS workers in arriving at this decision. It is essential that NHS staff are able to carry out their vital work without worrying about paying for car parking during the current lock-down.

“Necessarily though, we will continue to carry out crucial parking enforcement locally to ensure the public are kept safe and that roads remain clear for emergency and essential services.”

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