Jersey shoppers offered free parking in five-week trial

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Shoppers in St Helier are being offered free parking at the largest multi-storey car park to help boost business in the town centre.

The scheme will run at Pier Road for the next five Saturday's after discussions between the transport minister and local retailers.

Deputy Kevin Lewis hopes it will bring more shoppers to the parish.

He said he also hoped making parking free at Pier Road would free up space in other smaller town car parks.

The minister said: "I have listened to the town traders and I have been shown figures that indicate that fewer people are shopping in town.

"It is a limited offer as it does mean a loss of income to the car parks' trading account which funds the operation of parking control and the refurbishment and replacement of our 87 public car parks."

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