Blackpool Council is introducing a new Tradesman’s Parking Permit designed to help small businesses.
From the one man band window cleaner on his rounds to couriers going from one drop off to the next, there is often a need for workers to make regular stops around town.
But often this can make parking tough with residents parking areas and other restrictions in place across a number of areas in Blackpool,
As a result, Blackpool Council has launched a new bargain-priced annual pass which will grant tradesman permission to park in residents parking areas, pay and display zones and limited waiting bays, providing they can show they are doing their job.
The offer is available to tradesmen who work on a planned/appointment basis and the permit will only allow parking for a maximum of three hours (no return within three hours) and be applicable between Monday and Friday.
Cllr John Jones, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “This is a pro-business move that will make life easier for many Blackpool workers.
“For a fee that works out at pence rather than pounds per day, tradesmen will be able to crack on with their jobs with a minimum of fuss.
“It will help the local economy and, with the time restrictions on it, shouldn’t cause any fuss for residents.”
The Tradesman’s Parking Permit will be available between 7am until 7pm.
Any vehicle up to and including those weighing 7.5 tonnes (gross vehicle weight) can apply.
To apply for the Tradesman’s Parking Permit please call 476429 or 476395.