NHS staff and other key workers will continue to get free parking in east London into the new year.
At a cabinet meeting this week Barking and Dagenham Council signed off plans to extend the discount in the borough until the end of January 2021.
NHS workers, frontline council staff, carers, volunteers and teachers will all be able to park in the borough’s car parks, paid parking bays and controlled parking zones using the council-issued free permits.
The town hall has given out some 1850 free parking permits, 1350 going to NHS workers, since the start of the pandemic.
Councillor Margaret Mullane, cabinet member for enforcement, said: “Our NHS staff and key workers have worked incredibly hard throughout this whole pandemic, so I am thrilled to let them know that we are extending the free parking until the end of January.
“I hope this offer goes some way in letting these amazing people know how much we appreciate them.