Car Parks Remain Free Until 17th May

Car Parks Remain Free Until 17th May

Car parks in Cornwall will remain free of charge until mid-May to support high streets as they get back to business. 

The Council will keep its car parks free until May 17, 2021, to support high streets, as businesses such as non-essential shops, hairdressers and outside hospitality are set to reopen on April 12. 

Cornwall Council suspended parking charges at the beginning of lockdown in January to limit the spread of coronavirus and help those working from home find a parking space. 

The plan is to resume charging on May 17, in line with the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. 

The Council will no longer recognise the Government-issued NHS Free Parking Pass within its car parks from May 17. 

This is due to the Council having implemented its own Healthcare parking permit scheme, with more than 2,500 permits already having been issued to healthcare professionals working within our communities.   

These permits enable the holder to park safely on yellow lines, thereby maximising the amount of time spent delivering care to local residents within their homes. 

Great British Spring Clean

Great British Spring Clean

Great British Spring Clean – 28 May to 13 June 2021

This spring, join Keep Britain Tidy and our community of #Litterheroes on our #MillionMileMission to clear litter from our streets, parks and beaches. Because what is good for our environment is good for our mental and physical health too. 

In the past 12 months our outdoor spaces and places have mattered to us more than ever before. So join us and show some love for those special places that helped us through lockdown.

Great news! You can now let us know how many hours & minutes of litter-picking you will pledge during the Great British Spring Clean here. You can pledge as an individual or as a group, which at the moment is you plus one other person, a family group or bubble, or a school.

We’ve got all the advice and information you need to get started, and our Covid-19 guidance is updated regularly. 

You can also read a little more about why litter-picking matters, and how you can make a difference here.

Please continue to share your wonderful photos and videos with us on social media. Just tag us @keepbritaintidy #GBSpringClean #MillionMileMission

Plus, if you aren’t already signed up to our Litter Heroes Facebook Group, get on over and join our active community of volunteers driving the litter-picking movement across the country!