More businesses in Sudbury have joined the campaign against plans to remove free parking in the town.
The Conservative Group at Babergh District Council is looking into removing the three-hours free parking as a cost cutting measure.
This week more businesses have joined the campaign against the changes.
John Hume co-owner of Angelo Smith Jewellers in North Street, Sudbury said: “The introduction of parking charges will have a disastrous effect on the footfall coming into Sudbury.
“I know this as we had a shop in Stowmarket, which saw a dramatic decline in trade once car parking charges were introduced and therefore we no longer trade in the town.”
Doug Dickson from Juniper Flowers, also in North Street, added: “As a small independent trader the free parking is of the utmost importance to us.
“If free parking is removed there will be a drop in footfall, drop in revenue, closure of another shop, then who would pay to park for an empty high street?”