Parking charges at Green Oaks shopping centre, Widnes
“The Council was completely unaware of proposals to charge for parking at Green Oaks in Widnes Town Centre. The new owners of Green Oaks have not consulted with the Council on these proposals.
“The Council is seeking an urgent meeting with the owners to express its disappointment both with the proposal and the lack of consultation.
“Free parking has been an important advantage in attracting shoppers to Widnes, and the Council believes that these measures will have a detrimental impact on retailers and visitors to the town and will be counterproductive to all concerned.”