Wakefield BID lobbies Wakefield Council

Thursday 19th October 2017

Congested parking

WAKEFIELD Business Improvement District (BID) has taken the fight for free parking to the city council after levy payers raised concerns it would hit business.

And the lead for business growth in the Wakefield District Coun Denise Jeffery met with the BID this week and listened to their concerns.She has now promised to voice those back to decision makers.

“Wakefield city centre has a vibrant evening economy that relies on free car parking for theatre goers, diners and art lovers coming in when professionals leave their offices,” said Elizabeth Murphy, BID manager,.

“They were rightly worried that customers would be deterred by the prospect of their evening out going up in price and got in touch with us to lobby.As their voice on business growth we got in touch with Coun Jeffery who has listened and will respond,” she said.

“Wakefield evening economy attracts visitors from far and wide and we don’t want to see that change,” she added.“The consultation period is still in force and I would urge everyone with an opinion to respond via http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/have-your-say/parking-consultation.