Whitchurch escapes North Shropshire parking fees

Controversial off-street car parking charges will be introduced in all but one of north Shropshire's market towns from Friday, officials confirmed today.

Controversial off-street car parking charges will be introduced in all but one of north Shropshire's market towns from Friday, officials confirmed today.

Whitchurch has won a stay of execution from the Shirehall, meaning only motorists in Wem, Market Drayton and Ellesmere will face the new charges from Friday.

It comes after town and unitary councillors in Whitchurch lobbied Shropshire Council to build them a new car park in Mill Street before the charges are introduced.

The Shirehall has agreed to suspend charges in Whitchurch until the new car park is up and running.