PARKING charges will resume at council-run car parks in Carmarthenshire at the end of the summer.

The Plaid Cymru-Independent administration voted for their reinstatement on September 1.

But members of the executive board have deferred a 20p tariff increase, which had been due to come into force on April 1 this year, until January 2021.

The authority’s 57 car parks - including Newcastle Emlyn - bring in around £2.4 million per year – just over £46,000 per week.

Charging was suspended in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The authority will lose around £1.37 million of income with the March to September suspension.

It is eligible for reimbursement for the first three months of the lockdown from the Welsh Government, but not necessarily beyond that.