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Barnsley's Christmas Park And Ride Abolished

Saturday December 17 2011




THE free park and ride service offered for Saturday shopping in the run up to Christmas has been abolished.

The service used to run from the Peel Centre but the council - which runs it - says passenger use has been falling year on year.

A spokesman said: "The provision of multiple parking areas in the town centre means Barnsley has sufficient space to cope with the higher-than-normal traffic levels caused by Christmas shoppers.

"This situation, coupled with the significant and continued pressure on council budgets, led to the decision to discontinue the park-and-ride service. The council continues to provide free parking on Saturdays in its car parks."

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Reply Posted by Kathy-1964 on Wednesday December 21 2011 at 06:59
Just another cut imposed by the strangulation the government are imposing on our Local Authorities - One word for this government: PRIVATISATION

Reply Posted by Nora Wilkinson on Wednesday December 21 2011 at 15:34
christmas is for giving,what next .