ALL Fife Council parking charges at on-street locations and in public car parks are suspended from today (Thursday).

The move has been made to help safeguard access for key workers and local communities.

The council is also suspending time limited waiting at all locations which will allow parking for any length of time across Fife.

Other restrictions such as yellow lines, loading bays and disabled parking places will remain enforceable.

This step is to maintain safety and access for vulnerable users, deliveries and emergency services.

Cllr Altany Craik, Transportation spokesperson, welcomed this approach.

He said: "Thank you to Fife’s key workers for the vital services they’re providing during this pandemic.

"Removing parking charges and time limited parking is a small thing we can do to help our key workers and communities at this time.

"It also helps reduce pressure on residents, particularly in town centres, where demand for parking has increased during this period.”  

Blue Badges that expired from January 1 this year will continue to be valid until the end of September in all Council parking places.

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