MOTORISTS can now park for free in the evenings and overnight on Dudley Council car parks across the borough.

Evening parking fees have been scrapped on all council-run pay and display car parks so motorists can now park free of charge from 7pm to 7am.

Councillor John Martin, Dudley’s cabinet member for environmental services and highways, said: “We are reminding people they can now take advantage of free evening and overnight parking in all our public carparks in addition to the two hours free parking on council owned pay and display car parks during the day.

“The administration have implemented this change to boost the borough’s hospitality and entertainment economy and we know many residents will also be pleased by the decision.”

The free overnight parking initiative can also be used by residents living nearby to reduce the amount of on-street parking in busy areas.

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