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Newtown car parking charges to rise

 
Created on 10/06/2019 @ 16:15
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Car parking charges Newtown's Back Lane and Gravel car parks will rise at the end of this month.

The increase follows a review of charges in county council-operated car parks to increase income to help ease financial pressures and fund key services.
 
The council said: "Simplified car parking charges will be introduced but the cost of tickets will increase. The new charges will come into effect from Friday, 28 June."
 
The cost of parking permits to use at the pay and display car parks will be frozen.
 
Llanidloes Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Income from our pay and display car parks is important for the council as it helps support the services that we provide. We believe the new rates are realistic and affordable but will also help the council meet its income targets and support important services.”
 
The new pay and display charges will be:
 
•              Up to one hour - £1
•              One to two hours - £2
•              Two to four hours - £3
•              Over four hours - £4
 
Large vehicles or those with trailers that take up at least two spaces will be charged double.
 
“Parking permits are available for regular users of our pay and display car parks. Freezing the charges will provide a greater reduction for the regular car park user,” said Cllr Davies.
 
“A regular car user parking five days a week, 46 weeks of the year has the potential to save themselves 60% if they purchase an annual permit compared to paying the daily parking charge. This equates to the equivalent of paying just £1.61 a day.”

Photo: Gravel car park, Newtown

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