How much will permits cost us?

About the suggestion of the possible introduction of a charge for residents’ parking permit, I think it all depends on how much the charge is going to be.

A nominal charge only would be the acceptable one as residents have enjoyed it free up until now, which eases congestion as they go into town earlier than visitors.

If the District Council gets this wrong it will mean residents of places like Bakewell and Matlock will go to neighbouring district councils to do their shopping, where parking is a lot cheaper already.

This will mean more shops closing down in both towns.

M.Wardle

Bakewell