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Newcastle Council gives church-goers parking permit at a nominal fee

Newcastle Council gives church-goers parking permit at a nominal fee

Posted: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:04

Newcastle City Council has announced that it will not proceed with its plan to completely withdraw free Sunday parking permits from churches in the city centre, despite it raising parking charges for everyone else.

Woking Council issue 'clarification' on worshippers’ parking policy

Woking Council issue 'clarification' on worshippers’ parking policy

Posted: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:54

Woking Borough Council has issued a 'clarification' on its policy that grants car parking exemptions to religious groups. The move follows the threat of legal action from the National Secular Society.

NSS launch legal challenge to worshippers' free parking permits

NSS launch legal challenge to worshippers' free parking permits

Posted: Sun, 02 Jun 2013 20:42

A legal challenge has been launched against Woking Borough Council's policy of offering free parking to worshippers while charging everyone else.

Churches furious at plans to introduce Sunday parking charges

Churches furious at plans to introduce Sunday parking charges

Posted: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:47

Church leaders in Carmarthenshire have reacted angrily to local authority plans to scrap free Sunday parking.

Woking council to proceed with discriminatory 'free parking for faith groups' policy

Woking council to proceed with discriminatory 'free parking for faith groups' policy

Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:34

Councillors in Woking have officially adopted a controversial new policy statement which gives free parking concessions to members of the faith community.

Woking Council determined to keep free parking for “faith groups” only

Woking Council determined to keep free parking for “faith groups” only

Posted: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:05

Woking Borough Council in Surrey is to consider extending its policy of offering free parking to churchgoers to include those attending places of worship of other religions.

Parking privileges for churches challenged in Nottingham

Parking privileges for churches challenged in Nottingham

Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:27

Last year, Nottingham City Council decided to introduce charges for on-street parking on Sundays and evenings in the city. As soon as the councillors announced their intention, the city centre churches began demanding exemptions.