Free parking in Heanor, as in many of our local towns, is one of the hottest issues in the debate over how to revive our High Streets.
Public opinion is almost unanimous in calling for free parking to be available in the car parks of Amber Valley, as it is in some Nottinghamshire towns, including our close neighbour Eastwood.
But now, thanks to the efforts and ingenuity of the Heanor Traders Association, shoppers will be refunded the cost of their parking ticket when they shop at participating local shops.
From February, when you park in any of the town's car parks, the machine will print a voucher displaying the Parking Payback Scheme logo in addition to your parking ticket. Take this voucher into any of the shops displaying the Scheme poster in their window, spend the relevant amount and the retailer will refund the amount you've spent on your parking ticket.
Spend £5, get 50p towards parking
Spend £10 get £1.00 towards parking
Spend £15 get £1.50 towards parking
Spend £20 get £2.00 towards parking
So whether you're just popping up for some milk and a newspaper, or fancy a longer browse and maybe a cup of tea and a meal, there's no excuse not to shop in Heanor!
Let's all use the scheme and show the rest of Amber Valley how it's done.
If we can make it a success in Heanor, there's no reason why this can't be rolled out into all of our other local towns.
****UPDATE 04.03.2013 ****
list of participating retailers:
The organisers hope to add more retailers to the list over time, so we will update this list periodically.
Member since: 10th July 2012
Hi, I'm Sarah. I've lived in Heanor with my family for over 10 years and I'm passionate about our beautiful little corner of this historical county. If you know of something that's great about our area,...