A 4,000 strong petition has forced Cornwall Council to rethink parking charges in Redruth.
The petition, signed by Redruth residents, traders and councillors, was handed to Cornwall Council at a full council meeting today.
Cornwall Council agreed to investigate whether Redruth could be included in a trial that will reduce parking charges in town car parks across the county.
Redruth could join Liskeard, Bude, Launceston, Penzance and St Ives in the trial project, if it is deemed feasible to do so.
It is understood the petition was drawn up by Tracy Hellings, who runs Bits’n’Bobs on Alma Place in Redruth, who says the parking charges are putting off visitors and shoppers.