Free parking in all 84 Buckinghamshire Council-owned car parks is set to come to an end on August 1.

The council provided the free parking in a bid to help key workers, but as lockdown restrictions are being lifted, the charges will now be coming back.

From Saturday, August 1, everyone parking in a council car park or in a parking bay on the road, will be required to pay the required charge.

The exceptions are blue badge holders, who may continue to park in designated bays.

A range of health and safety measures in the car parks has been put in place to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, including marking out social distancing areas around ticket machines, and advisory signage.

There will be an enhanced cleaning regime for ticket machines, lift buttons and other surfaces in busy areas.

You can also use RingGo to pay online.

David Martin, cabinet member for logistics, said: “The reintroduction of parking charges is a necessary part of the effective traffic management of our town centres as traffic levels continue to build.

"However, for the next few days, council car parking remains free for everyone; and I would encourage residents to make use of this facility to support local businesses.”