We’ve praised the council before for its decision to make parking essentially free for shoppers. But it would have been even better if the notice said that you can ignore the pay machines and just drive up to the exit barriers of Main Square car park if you’ve stayed for less than four hours. Otherwise, how do you know? You could – as we did – take a gamble and risk holding up cars behind us at the barrier while we popped out to ‘not pay’. A bit of unnecessary hassle and stress, though.