“East Devon District Council has launched its five-month winter parking special offer.
From now until March 31 people can park all day for £2, regardless of what time they arrive.
It is a departure from the council’s usual policy of not starting the parking offer until 10am to avoid prime parks being blocked by commuters.
But this year officials wanted to be as generous as possible and say they are confident that the simple offer will work well.
The special offer tickets will be valid until midnight in all 41 EDDC pay and display car parks in Exmouth, Seaton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Beer, Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Lympstone and Colyton. But it does exclude Parkmobile payments and Permit Holders.
Customers should not be concerned if they notice that their ticket may not have an expiry time of midnight printed on it. Parking officers will be checking that the £2 has been paid, which will make the ticket valid for the rest of that day. …”