PARKING fees are to be introduced into Devizes Market Place after Wiltshire Council agreed a raft of new measures to raise funds.

At the moment drivers can park for free for up to 30 minutes but now motorists will have to pay 70p for an hour and £1.30 for two hours.

A charge of £1 will be introduced on Sundays. Until now there has been unrestricted free parking in the Market Place on a Sunday.

Pay and display metres are to be introduced and motorists will also be able to use MiPermit.

Devizes deputy town clerk Simon Fisher said: "This means that the views of the town council have been completely overlooked."

But there will be a further period of consultation when Traffic Regulation Orders are publicised later in the year. Changes are expected to come into force during the Summer.

A rise in parking charges at car parks in the town, that were agreed by Wiltshire Council, last month are already in force.