Kettering Council suspends car parking charges
The council is the latest authority to make the move
Parking charges for council-run car parks in Kettering have been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kettering Council is the latest local authority to suspend charges after Harborough District Council and Rutland County Council made similar changes today to help key workers.
A council spokesman said: "We will be suspending car parking charges from today until the crisis is past."
In Corby one hour of free parking is now available in the new Willow Place surface car park in Anne Street/Elizabeth Street.
This afternoon a Willow Place spokesman said: "To assist customers who drive in to the town centre in order to shop for essential goods, services, prescriptions etc we have temporarily introduced FREE parking for the first hour in our new Corby Town Shopping & Willow Place surface car park in Anne Street/Elizabeth Street.
"You will still need to take a ticket at the entry barrier and use it to exit the car park.
"Please note that after the first hour the normal tariff will apply. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged and this temporary concession relates only to the new Anne Street car park and will be in place initially for one month from today."