MID ULSTER MLA, Ian McCrea has called upon the Regional Development and Enterprise Ministers to consider the economic benefits of introducing free car parking in Magherafelt following the success of Small Business Saturday.
The DUP politician said: “I have received positive feedback on the free car parking in Magherafelt town centre on Saturday.
“Magherafelt District Council covered the cost of around £1200 to allow shoppers free parking to get on with their Christmas shopping without the hindrance of worrying if they would receive a ticket for running overtime.
“I believe last Saturday was described as being very busy and vibrant and this is exactly the type of occurrence we need to see in our town centres to aid in economic recovery.
“I will be writing to both the Regional Development and Enterprise Minister’s to ask them to consider the economic benefits free parking could bring to Magherafelt.