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Free parking scrapped for disabled

Affects two Douglas car parks

Disabled people will start paying for their parking spaces in the Island's capital from next week.

That's been confirmed by Douglas Borough Council, which is taking over two car parks from the department of Infrastructure.

It affects Chester Street and Drumgold Street car parks from the beginning of June.

The prices start at £1.80 for an hour and up to £5.80 for more than seven hours at Chester Street car park.

Environmental services committee chairman Councillor Ritchie McNicholl says drivers will only notice a minor change.

He added the charges will bring the car parks in line with the rest of Douglas, such as Shaw's Brow, the Bottleneck and the King George V sites.

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