Small businesses need an extension to free car parking until at least next July, according to Plaid Cymru Town Councillor Rhys Mills.
Councillor Rhys Mills has been engaging with businesses in his Blackwood ward over the past month to see what help they may need over the Christmas period and beyond.
Plaid Cymru have sent an open letter signed by over 30 small businesses to Caerphilly County’s the Car Parks Task and Finish Group urging them to act. The Task and Finish Group are due to report in December
Plaid Cymru Town Councillor Rhys Mills said: "The council needs to extend free parking for the first half of 2021 to encourage people to come back into our town centres and help traders as they try to recover from this crisis.
"I have spoken to many small business owners over the past month and they agree that free parking is no longer a 'nice to have'. It has now become essential to their very survival"
See below the letter signed by over 30 businesses in support of Councillor Mill's plan