Wiltshire Council car parking charges will be reintroduced from June 1.

It applies to all car parks owned by the county council. Season tickets and parking permits will also restart from June 1, with the nine weeks of the suspension period added onto the end of your permit or season ticket. It means a permit that would have expired on August 31 will now be automatically extended to end on October 2.

Free parking for NHS and care workers will continue until further notice. You will need to display a photocopy of your work ID or letters from their employer in order to park for free at council car parks.

Coun Bridget Wayman, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "As the government looks to return to a new normal, it is important we reintroduce parking charges and enforcement to ensure the highways and parking networks are working effectively.

"Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the council's budget, particularly in terms of lost income, and reinstating car parking charges will help us to continue to support our residents and businesses through these challenging times.

"Parking will continue to be free for NHS and care workers, but we would ask others to pay for parking using the digital permits system where possible and adhere to social distancing at all times."

Cash will be accepted, but the council wants you to pay by text, online or contactless card where possible.