Inverness Provost calls for parking subsidies proposals
The Provost and Leader of Inverness and Area, Councillor Helen Carmichael is working with the Inverness business community and local MP for Inverness, Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey Drew Hendry to find a way to support all city centre businesses.
Councillor Carmichael said: “I appreciate that there is ongoing disruption to the city centre and understand the concerns raised by local businesses. I have asked Highland Council’s Community Services to look at options that could involve supporting subsidised access to Council parking at Rose Street Car Park.”
She added: “An application will be made to the Inverness Common Good Fund for subsidised parking at Rose Street Car Park. The period of subsidy would be during the lead up to Christmas and will be targeted so that shoppers have an incentive to visit the excellent array of shops and services that the City centre has on offer.”
Details of the subsidised parking options proposed will be considered at the next meeting of the Inverness Common Good Fund grants sub-committee (date to be confirmed). Details of the proposal will be promoted if approved by the sub-committee.