Free one hour parking in town centre car parks in Ilkeston and Long Eaton has been given the go-ahead .
Erewash Borough Council approved a six month trial of the free parking as part of the council’s wider programme of town centre regeneration.
The pilot scheme will begin on January 5 and run through to the end of June – meaning all the spaces in the busiest town centre car parks will be free for one hour.
The proposal to make all spaces free for an hour replaces the free 30-minute bays that have been available over the last year.
The council was asked to extend the free parking.