The PaisleyTown Centre Car Parking Working Group
is made up of councillors and officers from Renfrewshire Council, Paisley First, local public transport operators and private car parking operators.
Yesterday Charles Robinson, who chairs Morpeth chamber of trade's car parking working group
, said he was hopeful the abolition of charges was now in sight for the town.
Hexham town and county councillor Terry Robson said: "Before this rash proposal is set in stone, the full issues should be presented to the Car Parking Working Group
who, I understand, have the duty to recommend any change in the county's parking strategy to the executive.
As chair of the Paisley Town Centre Car Parking Working Group
, I've been working with other elected members from across the parties, council officers, local businesses, private bus operators and private car park operators to identify ways of increasing footfall into the town - and this has been identified by the local businesses as a key way of doing so.
Lib Dem council leader Jeff Reid said the idea would have to be referred to the car parking working group
as a change to the authority's current strategy, but it was not supported by the administration.