The decision made by the council’s community services committee last week will mean residents can do their shopping locally without having to fork out for high parking charges.
Yes. It’s only five free spaces. And the attitude that they are doing us all a favour grates somewhat.
But it’s a start!
Mary Powell, who owns the Emporium on the High Street and also chairs the Maldon Business Association, added: “While we welcome this, presumably to assist elderly and disabled post office users, we would point out that other shops, such as mine, also cater for these customers.“Therefore, it would seem to us logical that similar free spaces should be made available in all car parks in the town.”
Who could argue with that?