Car park plans rolls on

THE number of businesses in Matlock wanting to refund customers their car park charges is continuing to grow, according to the leading campaigner.

Danielle Barker of Bellissima jewellery shop on Dale Road helped form the ‘Town Team’ recently – to encourage shopkeepers to come up with ideas to maximise potential.

One was to offer refunds on the council parking charges if customers spent over a certain amount in independent shops.

Danielle said 15 shops are so far interested and she says more could follow. She said: “It has been received very well. I have been trialling it with my customers and they love it.”