COUNCILLORS have given the go-ahead to a controversial scheme which will see car parks in the district become free for up to two hours.
The new Conservative administration on Vale of White Horse District Council approved the plans at a cabinet meeting on Friday, despite council officers warning it will cost £250,000 a year.
The scheme, aimed at helping town centre traders in Abingdon and Wantage, also drew criticism from Lib Dem opposition councillors, but was praised by chamber of commerce leaders.
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10th July 2012
I love Abingdon and am passionate about promoting the businesses and events that are centred there. I want everyone to realise how great they are and how we should all be using them!