FLINTSHIRE Council has suspended charges at all its pay and display car parks.

All Pay and Display car parking charges across the county will be suspended from today (Wednesday, March 25).

This decision has been made both to reduce personal contact and the risk of surface transition of the coronavirus from pay and display machines, and to assist key workers and essential shopping at this challenging time.

All car parks will continue to be monitored, and motorists are reminded to they should park responsibly within the designated lines, and where possible, at a distance from other vehicles.

Gamfa Wen car park in Talacre is now closed as it provides additional parking capacity to accommodate tourists and seasonal visitors and is not required for the foreseeable future.

The council have also been informed by the landowner that the beach car park will also be closed.

During this time, beach cleansing will also be suspended and resources re-deployed to assist with delivering priority services across the County.

When parking in town centres is temporarily free everyone is required to follow Government advice and:

• Do not travel unless absolutely necessary

• Only undertake shopping for essential supplies (food, medicine)

• Avoid gatherings, even outside

• Maintain 2m distance from any other person who is not in your household