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Common sense wins out after parking bay battle
12:00pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in Harwich and Manningtree News
DRIVERS and business owners have claimed a parking victory after council bosses agreed to enforce the same rules on neighbouring parking bays.
Harwich town councillor David Flavell hailed the move as a “victory for common sense” after the North Essex Parking Partnership changed their charges to match bays less than 150 metres away on governed by Tendring Council Harwich Quay.
Both sets of bays are now free between 3pm and 8am and Mr Flavell believes that this move will boost the night-time economy of the area which boasts restaurants, hotels and wine bars.
“Hopefully this will get people to come down to the area and spend money in local businesses which was the point of the regeneration of the quay."