Trader, Andy, heard about this innovative solution to abuse of free car parking from the UK recently.
This retail carpark offered free customer parking but nearby city workers were abusing the service by parking all day and restricting access for genuine customers. We understand that city parkers poach our own QVM car park and this is often given as reason for not offering free parking across the board.
Authorities at this UK car park introduced a substantial fee for parking during a fairly narrow timeframe each day, say 3-4.00pm, thus providing a disincentive for all day parkers but not restricting legitimate customers at other times. Sounds like an idea worthy of consideration by QVM and MCC.